Having graduated from university with a Masters degree in Economics of Finance and Business, Kate worked in the City of London for over 25 years, initially as an analyst and thereafter running the mutual fund businesses of both Baring Asset Management and Cazenove Fund Management.  Latterly, she was appointed Director of Corporate Communications for JPMorgan Cazenove. 

Kate is Chairman of Fidelity Asian Values plc and Invesco Enhanced Income Trust as well as a director of TR Property Investment Trust and Baillie Gifford & Co Limited.  She was previously SID and director of Montanaro UK Smaller Companies Investment Trust and JP Morgan American Investment Trust.