Chief Executive

Kate joined the charity in 2008, bringing with her three decades of experience in the third sector. Throughout her career, she has dedicated herself to supporting the most vulnerable including young adults not in education or employment, children facing exclusion from mainstream education, and young carers. In addition, she has led a human resources department for a medium-sized charity in the past.

With first-hand experience of the challenges faced by the charity’s beneficiaries, she spent 16 years as a lone parent, further deepening her understanding and empathy for those she serves.

Kate is a founding member of the East Sussex Voluntary Sector Alliance (ESVSA). She actively participates in various domestic abuse-related strategic boards and partnerships, representing the charity and contributing as a voluntary sector representative for the ESVSA. Her commitment extends beyond her organisational duties; she strives to be an integral part of a community that fosters social action and drives positive change.

Relevant Qualifications and Training:

  • NVQ 4 in Managing Gender-Based Services
  • SafeLives Domestic Abuse Service Managers Programme
  • SafeLives IDVA qualified
  • Safelives YPVA
  • MCIPD Human Resources Management & Development 
  • Masters Module “Supervising and Managing Professionals” Sussex University
  • Succession Planning and Leadership Development Programme (Association of Directors of Children’s Services)
  • LSCB Child Protection; Taking the Lead Training
  • PGCE PCE (Post Compulsory Education)
  • Diploma in Domestic Violence Studies
  • Qualified “Freedom” domestic abuse recovery course practitioner & “Who’s in Charge” child/adolescent to parent violence and abuse course practitioner
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