Appointed in February 2018, Kate is a qualified solicitor, and practised commercial property law for over 20 years.


Kate is Chairman of Forward Education Trust, a multi academy trust looking after special educational needs covering all levels of ability.  She is also a Trustee of Millennium Point Trust, a Warden at the Birmingham Assay Office and a Trustee of Youth Organisations in Uniform West Midlands (YOU WM).


She has been actively involved in the education and skills arena for many years and has worked on two interim executive boards, one as Chairman, turning around schools in special measures.  Previously Kate was Chairman of the Birmingham Employment and Skills Board, and worked with the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP chairing Building Jobs in Greater Birmingham and the Birmingham Employment and Skills Delivery Partnership. She was also a director and council member of Birmingham Chamber of Commerce.