Lives: Ansty, near Haywards Heath.
Family: Lives with banker husband Kevin and two grown sons William and Myles.
Educated: Roedean, studied history at Aberystwyth University.
Profession: Describes herself as a “serial business builder”, acting as a private investor after selling her leisure company in 2005.
Experience: Katy has represented Cuckfield on Mid Sussex District Council since 2011, and was an Ansty and Staplefield Parish councillor until this year, including on the parish’s local police panel. Chairman of the Conservative Womens’ Organisation.
Other: Governor of Oriel High School, Crawley.
Priorities: “Cutting crime and catching more criminals. Visible and effective neighbourhood policing. Putting the victim at the heart of the justice system. Tackling anti-social behaviour and domestic violence. Delivering value for money and a council tax freeze.”
All five candidates standing for Sussex police and crime commissioner:
- Labour: Godfrey Daniel
- Liberal democrat: David Rogers
- Independent: Ian Chisnall
- Conservative: Katy Bourne
- UK Independence Party: Tony Armstrong