About Me

Following stints in the City and the publishing world, Kate has worked in the travel industry for over 20 years, originally as a resort manager for a ski company and a guide for groups travelling all over the world. This led on to working for a large, very profitable, ski company in the operations department, and subsequently in product development and contracting, which gave her a useful insight into processes and industry standards. Following this, she joined a specialist adventure travel company, originally as the Operations and Contracting Manager and subsequently in the newly-created role of General Manager.

Kate’s industry experience has been wide-ranging including product development, contracting, pricing, planning, operations and logistics, and PR. During her tenure as General Manager, the company won a British Travel Award in 2016 as well as the prestigious Queen’s Award for Innovation in 2017. It became increasingly profitable and grew its product offering substantially over the years. Kate is logical and analytical with a strong grasp of business. She is a do-er not a theoriser, and is passionate about being actively involved in helping specialist travel businesses grow successfully.

Kate is an ultra-marathon open water swimmer and swam the English Channel solo in 2014. She has also swum the lengths of Lake Windermere, Lake Zurich, Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. And she once walked overnight from London to Brighton for charity at short notice…