Kate has over two decades of experience in a variety of roles in the civil engineering sector including 3 years on Heathrow Terminal 5. Following which she founded her consultancy practice in 2005, which specialises in safe, sustainable and responsible business practice within the construction and logistics sectors. Always scanning for new risks and opportunities she continuously strives for improvement, helping clients to challenge their status quo. She has been a key player in the inception and development of industry schemes such as CEEQUAL (sustainable civil engineering) and CLOCS (safe logistics).
Kate is a Chartered Civil Engineer, a Chartered Environmentalist, Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and a member of ICE Council. She chairs the ICE fairness inclusion and respect (FIR) panel and sits on the editorial panel for the journal Engineering Sustainability. Kate has had papers and articles published on sustainability, safe logistics, active travel, and equality and diversity. She is a member of the BRE Global Governing body and a member of the Professional Speaking Association.
Kate spent three years as a member of Northumberland County Council after being elected in 2014. She successfully lobbied for improved safety and sustainability criteria in the procurement of infrastructure projects. She chaired the corporate performance overview and scrutiny committee.
Kate achieved a Commendation for the Northern Power Woman ‘Person with a Purpose’ award 2015 in recognition of her work to improve off-site safety culture and the success of her See Me Save Me campaign which she founded in 2009 to reduce the danger construction HGVs pose to the public. Kate unwinds by kite-surfing, wild swimming and long distance running on the north east coast.