Kate serves as Executive Director of FrameWorks UK, the sister organisation to FrameWorks in the US. Kate’s career has focussed on bringing about social change with a particular focus on children and families. From 2011-2020, she was at UK’s largest child protection charity – the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), where she served as a Board Director (Strategy, Policy and Evidence). Previously, Kate was Deputy Director and on the Executive Board of the leading thinktank, the Institute for Public Policy Research, where she worked closely with academics and organisations to influence government social policy and practice. In 2020, she joined FrameWorks to set up the UK organisation.
She has published widely on social policy and advised a wide range of governmental and non-governmental organisations including UK Research and Innovation and the University of Glasgow, and served on the Steering Group on Early Years advising the Duchess of Cambridge on her work in this field.
Kate started her career in international development charities, including Save the Children, working in the UK and overseas. She was awarded a Clore Social Leadership Fellowship in 2010, is a Fellow of the British American Project, and former trustee of Hope and Homes for Children. She has an MA in Social Anthropology from the University of Edinburgh.