Kate is head of corporate projects with Stobart Group and director of Willard KGM, a consultancy specialising in strategic growth, leadership and change management.

With a background in cultural and creativity, Kate has lived and worked in Hungary, France and Belgium as an independent regeneration expert with the European Commission on major transnational projects in employment, social cohesion and regional development. 

Whilst living and working in Hungary, Kate also established the first UK-Hungarian cultural partnership trust, Brouhaha Magyarország, and was CEO of the UK’s first rural regeneration company (Rural Regeneration Cumbria).

Kate is a Churchill Fellow, FRSA, Chair of both the Atlantic Gateway and Opportunity South Essex and sits on the Liverpool LEP Board where she champions Superport represents Digital and Creative as Interim Chair of the D&C Board.