Kate studied History of Art at Sussex University before starting a career in arts administration. She has worked with artists/young people and learning programmes at a number of London venues. At the designer-maker studio complex Cockpit Arts she co-ordinated the adult short courses, youth programme for the Camden Summer University and assisted a Camden-wide artist-in-school residency project. Following this Kate worked at The Roundhouse in Camden providing administration for their cross arts creative projects. From 2005 she worked at Craft Central on several projects delivering exhibition and museum research opportunities to contemporary craftspeople before joining the Royal Drawing School in 2012.