Kate began her career fundraising for some of the most prestigious arts institutions in the UK, including English National Opera, Tate Gallery Liverpool, and the Royal Academy of Arts. In 2004, she moved into higher education, working first with the University of Liverpool, then the University of Nottingham.

At Nottingham, Kate led a university-wide campaign—incorporating campuses in Malaysia and China—to raise £150M by 2015. The campaign closed in 2017 after achieving £242M.

Kate moved to Australia in 2013 to become Chief Engagement Officer for the University of Adelaide, growing and developing relationships with government, industry, alumni, donors and the wider community. During this time, she was also a member of the Chief Advancement Officers group for Australia’s Group of Eight (Go8) universities.

Kate spent three years as Chief Advancement Officer for St Peter’s College, Adelaide, Australia’s third oldest school. Kate’s portfolio included admissions, communications and marketing, alumni and community relations, and fundraising, as well as the school archives and museum.

She is currently Executive Director, Advancement at the University of Tasmania and is enjoying getting to know the people and places of Australia’s most southern state.

Kate enjoys being a voluntary contributor to the advancement community and is regularly seen supporting the programs and initiatives organised by CASE, Educate Plus, and FIA.