Kate has a first class business degree from Warwick University and joined the Barclays Bank Graduate Management programme upon leaving University.She held a number of senior marketing positions within Barclays and spent three years as a Director working across the Barclays Retail business. Kate had a problem though – charity!
Alongside her full time job Kate involved herself in many charitable events raising money for a wide variety of causes. A moment of clarity came in 2003 when she realised it wasn’t the charities that motivated her in her voluntary work it was the act of giving. How could she help more people to give? Kate remembered the Pennies from Heaven scheme running at Barclays and contacted its Founder Anthony Law. From that moment on life changed for everyone! For 2 years Kate supported the company on a voluntary basis before joining the company full time in 2005 as an unpaid Director. Since then Kate has helped the Pennies from Heaven scheme grow and grow using her marketing expertise and fundraising passion to raise millions more for charity. In 2017 Kate took over as CEO of Pennies from Heaven.
“I am thrilled to be taking on the role of CEO and driving Pennies from Heaven forward. My mission is to get everyone giving their payslip pennies to charity. I believe that few of us would miss the pennies from our pay and by donating them to charity millions and millions of pounds can support hundreds of causes – imagine that. Imagine what those charities could do with that. Small Change makes Big change – simple.”
Kate lives in Oxfordshire with husband Paul, her two wonderfully energetic daughters Elsie and Elizabeth and their dog Bertie!