Kate studied German at Durham University and started her career in local government. She then moved to the Building Societies Association/Council of Mortgage Lenders where she worked on a wide range of policy matters at both UK and European level. When the BSA and CML split in 1996, she stayed with the CML as Senior Policy Adviser and became the CML’s specialist on mortgage regulation.
Since leaving the CML at the end of 2008, Kate has worked freelance for a number of trade associations, and served for six years as a Non-Executive Director at Darlington Building Society. She has chaired the Property Codes Compliance Board since January 2015 and succeeded Peter Williams as IMLA’s Executive Director in January 2018.