Appointed in February 2018, Kate is a qualified solicitor, and practised property law for over 20 years. In more recent years she has worked as a property and business consultant.


Kate is a Trustee and Director of Forward Education Trust, which comprises three special educational needs schools, covering all levels of ability.


Previously Kate was Chairman of the Birmingham Employment and Skills Board, and worked with the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP. She was also a director and council member of Birmingham Chamber of Commerce.