Kate started her career over 25 years ago as a property and construction lawyer for leading regional and City law firms, Hugh James and CMS. This was followed by a period lecturing on property, equity and trusts for the Open University’s LLB Law degree course, and running her own legal consultancy, whilst raising her two children.
More recently, Kate moved in-house and has spent the last seven years with the Mabey Group, a specialist engineering solutions provider, first as their Chief Legal Officer and currently as CEO of Mabey Holdings Limited. During this time Kate has held responsibility for corporate governance and compliance, shareholder relations and management of the Group’s extensive property investment and development portfolio.
Kate is passionate about historical property conservation with experience of delivering several Listed Buildings projects with a focus on sustainable and sympathetic repurposing and custodianship.