Kate brings 22 years of engineering, leadership, creativity and connectivity to the table. Having worked for over two decades at Rolls-Royce Plc, she is a highly influential leader, with a strong track record of creating strategic partnerships across government agencies, industry and academia at multiple levels. Kate is a published author in Strategic Industry-University Partnerships, sits on various advisory boards, and is a recognised person of influence.
Kate is Founder and Director of WhatBox Ltd, a successful, growing company. Kate’s in-depth knowledge of fundamental engineering, her sensitivity to different cultures having worked in America and Germany, and her diverse network of contacts delivers immense value to the business.
Kate maintains a constant curiosity and an innovative approach to new processes and end results, enabling her to appreciate diverse perspectives. Kate is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Nottingham, a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of The Association of Project Managers, and in her spare time pursuing an Executive MBA having been awarded the Future Leaders Scholarship.
She even brings her determination to get results to her hobby of glass fusing – her sculptures have been displayed at Chelsea Flower Show aiding the win of a gold medal.