Kate is an international innovation and impact expert with experience leading and advising on large scale multi stakeholder innovation programmes. Most recently she led the innovation and digital teams for the United Nations Development Programme supporting governments in 35 countries across Asia Pacific, before that she was at Nesta, the UKs Innovation Foundation, where her research and practice interest was innovation within and with the private sector to achieve societal missions. Kate has worked directly with innovators in the fintech, the climate change and sustainability, education innovation and health sectors. Kate has impact investment expertise and spends time working directly with entrepreneurs as well as leading within the innovation ecosystem.
Kate has provided innovation advice to FTSE100 companies, international organisations including the European Union, the Commonwealth, World Bank, and governments in Asia Pacific, Africa, UK and the Pacific. Kate's work highlights the importance of collaboration in any innovation and growth programme in order to capture social and economic value and she has led the development of novel ways to generate innovative outcomes. Kate has significant governance experience , serving on the boards of charities, think tanks and companies across NZ, UK and Africa.
Her most recent report was in [Web3 for the Sustainable Development Goals](https://www.undp.org/publications/web3for2030-how-can-web3-help-achieve-sustainable-development-goals), co-authored with Rowan Yeoman
Kate holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management (UK) and an MA from the University of Auckland (New Zealand).