C&IT A List 2017: Kate Petty, WRG

Starring in C&IT's A List 2017 is Kate Petty, exhibition project manager, 30, WRG.

C&IT A List 2017: Kate Petty, WRG
C&IT A List 2017: Kate Petty, WRG

Meet the C&IT A List 2017

Kate received her break at a Cheadle-based event agency before taking on a role as project coordinator in WRG's pharmaceutical congress team, where she has been for five and a half years.

Boss says

"On joining the team, we knew Kate was a rising star. Having made the transition from live events to the environments team about 18 months ago her achievements have more than exceeded any of our expectations," says Mark Jackson, head of environments.

Best project I've worked on

We delivered a pharmaceutical product launch in which we transformed the venue environment each day from a patient's waiting room to a research lab. The level of engagement from the delegates was so rewarding.

Most challenging moment

We built an interactive plasma wall made up of 27 screens for a major congress. On the first morning we had beams of sunlight hitting the screen, which caused it to malfunction. We had to rework all the technology until we could get the venue to close the blind.

Dream client

An installation for some of my favourite artists would be a dream.

Alternative career

Theatre producer

Goals before 40

To see more women in executive positions in our industry and hopefully be one of them.

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