Kate is a senior leader, non-executive director and independent consultant working with purpose-led brands, charities and sports. Kate was the first Head of Newcastle United Foundation for over a decade, leading the organisation from start-up to award winning charity. Kate has also recently held the role of Interim Executive Director at Virgin Money Foundation. Kate is a Trustee of the Greggs Foundation, an Independent Director and Trustee of Northern Powergrid Foundation and also works with a portfolio of senior leadership teams and boards in different sectors.
Kate is also a volunteer with Speakers for Schools and belongs to the Northern Power Women Network, championing gender equality and inclusion, receiving a ‘Power Women’ award in 2020. With a strong sense of purpose but a commercial mind-set, Kate is passionate about strong corporate governance, equity, diversity and inclusion, and social impact.