About: Katie Piper
Katie Piper is a Best-selling international author, inspirational speaker, TV presenter and charity campaigner who rebuilt her life after surviving a brutal sulphuric acid attack in 2008.
After 40 operations, an induced coma, drastic weight loss and a revolutionary procedure by Dr. Mohammad Ali Jawad, she was able to start her new life, not as a victim but a survivor. Her recovery was only possible with the help of her mother, who left her job to care for Katie while she wore a face mask for 23 hours a day.
Katie turned adversity into opportunity, founding the Katie Piper Foundation to support scar and burn victims, as well as promote the postoperative treatment that benefited Katie’s recovery.
The organisation is supported by famous patrons like Simon Cowell and Simon McCabe, to bring to light the plight of burn victims. An incredible cause, Katie even opened her rehabilitation centre in 2019, to make the innovative treatments she received in France more accessible to British survivors.
Katie has a weekly podcast called ‘Katie Pipers Extraordinary People’ which has been sponsored by brands as diverse as The Economist, Twinings, Meatless Farms and Bose with guests ranging from Zoella to George Shelley. And she has talked all over the world about her journey and how to be happy and confident to brands like Google, Facebook and at events like WE day.
Katie has partnered with a number of brands to create her own range of products. She is also the face of a number of beauty brands including Pantene and L’Oreal.