Kate began her career in advertising, working on a number of leading consumer brands, and has now been in finance for over 20 years. It was during her MBA at Cranfield School of Management that she developed an interest in entrepreneurship, business strategy and growth and from there she took up roles in venture capital, investing in management teams across a range of sectors. This experience provided the catalyst for Kate to move into a management, helping to deliver growth. She loves day-to-day problem solving and long-term planning and finds it energising to be part of a strong and motivated team. Having gained a first class degree in Zoology from Durham University, Kate has always had a keen interest in ecology, ecosystems and biodiversity. Now that Sims Hilditch is focussing on sustainability and is on the road to gaining BCorp status, Kate is excited to be involved in moving the business forward, embedding new practices and considering just profit but people and the planet, too.