joint chief executive
Kate is the Joint Chief Executive of Cosmic, one of the leading social enterprises in the South West and recognised across the UK for its achievements and ongoing development.
Kate is a 'girl geek' having spent 20 years in the IT industry, most of which was spent running a wholly female owned IT software business. Kate specialises in digital futures and the strategic use of digital to transform business processes. She works with many public sector organisations such as FE colleges, local authorities and the NHS, and she is passionate about ensuring organisations use digital technology to improve productivity and thrive, particularly in the rural economy. Her previous career in civil engineering enabled her to work extensively in both the UK and overseas.
Kate regularly delivers lectures across the UK and internationally on digital transformation. She is a steering group member of the South West Infrastructure Partnership (SWIP) and Tech South West. She is a governor and board member at Marjon University in Plymouth and South Devon College. Kate has been shortlisted for the national Women in IT awards, IT Advocate of the Year and received awards from Tech4Good, Social Enterprise UK and the Venus Awards. She has been listed on the WISE 100 2022 Index as Social Leader of the Year.