Kate is leading on Oxfam GB's input into the formulation of the next Oxfam International strategic plan. This plan will set out the key priorities that will be delivered by Oxfam from 2013 until 2019.
Kate is currently on secondment from her position as director of Oxfam's UK Poverty Programme, which works to end poverty in the UK. The programme works with poor communities to help people improve their lives, and works to influence public policy and campaign for an end to poverty in the UK.
Before joining Oxfam GB in 2007, Kate spent over ten years working in social housing and social care, with roles including managing homelessness and domestic violence services and commissioning services for vulnerable people in Oxfordshire.
Kate gained her degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Wadham College, University of Oxford. She also holds a postgraduate qualification in Housing Management from Oxford Brookes University and is a corporate member of the Chartered Institute of Housing. Kate is a member of the Department of Work and Pensions' Ethnic Minority Advisory Group; and, in her private capacity, is chair of Cottsway Housing Association in West Oxfordshire.