Kate May

Kate May

Director, Business Development and Events

+44 (0)20 3388 9901

Kate specialises in event management, creative strategy and business development within the creative industries. She has over ten years’ experience working with cultural venues, commercial agencies, live events companies and charities across the UK.

Since joining Counterculture, Kate has worked on an array of projects including a live music tour, a programme of events for the Greater London Authority (GLA), business planning for Out of Joint theatre company and stakeholder consultation to inform several local authorities on their Cultural Strategies. She also manages the business development and events portfolio for the Counterculture team.

Before joining Counterculture, Kate had roles at the ICA, Tyneside Cinema, Northern Stage, Theatre Royal Newcastle, Say Fromage and Centre for Life. She has extensive experience of delivering projects from creative concept through to delivery, working closely and collaboratively with a diverse array of clients. These projects range from managing fashion presentations for London Fashion Week, to delivering live social content from the red carpet of the BAFTAs to coordinating Weddings. She also has a strong track record of generating income for charities and arts organisations through developing strategy for an Events Business stream.

Kate enjoys working with energetic companies and individuals, supporting and producing solutions to different visions and objectives. Kate is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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