With over a decade’s public policy experience, Kate is passionate about creating better quality places that benefit local people. A large part of her career has been spent working in charities, including the National Trust and Design Council, which seek to protect and enhance places for people.

On joining the Civil Service, she  worked to deliver the Government’s devolution agenda that transferred powers, funding and responsibilities to local places. That work resulted in the election of eight new city-region mayors, marking the biggest shift in local government in a generation.

In her current role she works with stakeholders across Whitehall to deliver government objectives and broker resolutions when there are different perspectives. She seeks to build a new culture of collaboration and institutional reform: for example, helping to found Urbanistas of Whitehall, a female led network that provides a platform for women across government to collaborate and develop new ideas to improve cities.