Kate has an Msc in Leadership and Management. Her career started in the NHS as a midwife and health visitor before working in several operational roles within children and adult services, including Head of Children’s Services and Area Director. Kate was first appointed interim Director of Operations in October 2017 for Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) and in October 2019 promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Kate has been with the Trust since it was formed in 2010.