Kate is a cultural relations specialist and cultural diplomat, with experience working internationally across all art forms, most recently leading the British Council’s worldwide arts programme as Global Director of Arts. She instigates exchange and creative dialogue to build trust between people and partners, with experience working across the UK and in Belgium, Spain, Mexico, Vietnam and South Sudan. She led the team that shaped and ran the UK government’s flagship £30m Cultural Protection Fund, protecting culture at risk internationally from conflict and climate change. Her previous roles have focused on arts evaluation and strategy. She is a 2021 John F Kennedy Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of Government.