After graduating from Cambridge University in 1980 with an honours degree in History, Kate spent two years in Japan teaching English as a foreign language to a wide variety of students, ranging from children to businessmen.
On her return to England, she spent two years working in the field of financial and economic research before joining Ernst & Young’s corporate finance department. Here Kate helped to establish a national merger-broking operation before becoming a member of the mergers and acquisitions team, working primarily on the generation and transaction of private company acquisitions and disposals for a wide range of clients, including public and private companies, institutions and MBI/MBO teams. During this time she qualified as a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.
In 1992, Kate joined Ernst & Young’s business valuations group, where she worked on valuations of UK and international shares and businesses for transaction, audit, statutory, litigation and taxation purposes.
Kate joined BPP Professional Education in 1998 where her responsibilities included training in all aspects of corporate finance, including business valuation, mergers and acquisitions and private equity, with a particular focus on regulatory aspects of corporate finance. She passed her SII Corporate Finance Diploma in 2000 and is an MSI.
In 2005 she was appointed Director of City Courses in BPP’s Professional Development division, in which role she led a three-fold expansion of the business area.
During her time at BPP, Kate wrote and presented a number of public training courses in the field of corporate finance. In addition, she designed, wrote and either presented or co-presented a wide range of courses tailored to the specific requirements of her clients.
In 2009, Kate left BPP and specialises in corporate finance training world-wide.