Kelly-anne Watson

The Class Foundation, United Kingdom
  • Areas of expertise
    • Student experience
  • Social link
Kelly-anne Watson

Supporting Higher Education internationalization and improving mobilities' experience through digital transformation

Kelly-anne Watson is the Director of Operations at The Class Foundation. With a degree from Leeds in Events and Business Management, over 6 years experience in the Student Housing Sector and 10 years in events and politics, Kelly-anne has built a strong network of public and private influential leaders within the sector.

More recently, Kelly-anne oversaw The Class Foundation's student housing programme strategy which connected the largest network of private and public stakeholders in Europe, hosting events, securing expert speakers, and developing interesting and innovative discussions on- and off-stage. On top of that, she spearheaded the expansion of The Class' community of impact-makers in the student living sector and helped the sector move towards a new, hybrid way of working.

Newly appointed as Director of Operations, she will now facilitate the implementation of an ambitious agenda for 2022. This agenda will focus on social value, investment, sustainability, wellbeing and community, and policy reform within university cities across Europe.