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.
"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.
An installation for some of my favourite artists would be a dream.
Goals before 40
To see more women in executive positions in our industry and hopefully be one of them.• For more in-depth features, as well as case studies and breaking news, sign up to C&IT Magazine's daily Newstracker here