Kate’s background

Kate has an extensive track record of senior executive and Non-Executive leadership roles in the food supply chain and agriculture industries. Her previous executive roles include Head of European Supply Chain at McDonald’s Restaurants, CEO of First Milk, the British farmer-owned dairy co-operative, and CEO at Cedo Ltd, a plastic recycler and manufacturer of household disposables. She is also the Chair of the Court of the University of the West of Scotland.

Kate is currently a Non-Executive Director of Cranswick plc, a leading UK food producer and Co-Op plc and Eurocell, the UK’s leading manufacturer, distributor and recycler of UPVC window, door, conservatory and roofline systems.

Until 2021, she also held Non-Executive roles at Stock Spirit and Origin Enterprises plc, an international agri-services business.

Kate became Non-Executive Chair in 2021.