Kate has over 30 years' award-winning experience in technology and telecoms marketing. Prior to running her consultancy, Kate taught Marketing Strategy, and Mobile and Digital Marketing for several colleges as a guest tutor and lecturer.
Following senior marketing roles at Royal Mail, T-Mobile and Avaya, she set up marketing consultancy KSM Ltd. Today, via KSM, Kate advises clients on marketing, technology, and business projects, and works with them in establishing, developing, and leading the marketing function in global technology-based businesses. She works across many sectors for both corporates and start-ups, ranging across telecoms, healthcare, retail, law and software.
Kate is currently Chair of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, having been elected in 2019 and has served on the Board of Directors since 2016. She is Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and a Chartered Marketer. She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing, of the Royal Society of Art, Manufactures and Commerce, and a member of Mensa UK.
Kate gained her MBA from Henley Management College and holds a BA Hons in Business Studies and a BSc Hons in Organic Chemistry.
Kate was appointed as a Trustee member of the Nominations Committee in 2022.
What the Ri means to me
I have been a science fan for a very long time. Unfortunately, growing up in north west England, my access to science education was limited during my school years.
Like many, my Ri journey started with the CHRISTMAS LECTURES on TV, specifically the Richard Dawkins evolution series. I really connected again with the Ri when, years later, I visited the Ri's theatre, a wonderful space. I am an advocate of the Ri’s mission – engaging the public to think more deeply about science, simply because it’s never been more important.
As a marketer – a communicator and storyteller, I am also energised by the opportunities for school-age children that STEM can bring – particularly in challenging social-economic areas like the north-west where not only access, but encouragement, and individual engagement is key to changing real-life outcomes.
This page was last updated on 21 April 2021.