Kate joined the Society as a Non-Executive Director in August 2019. A chartered accountant by background, she worked initially at PwC, and subsequently has had a varied career spanning sales, marketing, customer services, IT, change management, HR, strategy, risk and operations, as well as finance. Kate has worked primarily in financial services with roles at Skipton Building Society, First Direct, AXA PPP healthcare, Lloyds Banking Group, UK General Insurance and Engage Mutual Assurance. Kate is also a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee at Cirencester Friendly Society, and a Trustee and Treasurer of the Brathay Trust. Kate is a member of the Audit Committee and Board Risk & Compliance Committee.