Kate is a co-founder of One Young World, the premier global forum that connects young leaders to create lasting positive change around the world.
Kate studied law at Cape Town University, has Honorary Masters degrees from the University of Creative Arts and from the European Communications School, and an Honorary Doctorate from the Lausanne Business School. In 2017, Kate received the BritishAmerican Business Corporate Citizenship Award, alongside Douglas Flint CBE, Group Chairman of HSBC and Arthur Saltzberger Jr., Chairman of the New York Times Company.
Formerly, Kate was the Global President and UK Group Chairman of Havas Worldwide, where she was one of the most influential women in the advertising industry globally. As part of her remit, she oversaw Havas Worldwide London, Havas Worldwide London PR, Havas People, The Maitland Consultancy, Conran Design Group and Havas EHS. She also led the work from Havas Work Club, which won Digital Agency of the Year 2012 and 2013 in Marketing Week and Campaign magazines respectively.
She was named Advertising Woman of the Year by Women in Marketing in 2012, and was similarly honoured by Advertising Week Europe in 2014. Kate has worked pro bono as a judge for the British Sports Industry Awards (alongside Baron Paul Deighton, John Inverdale and Dame Tanni Grey Thompson) and the Barclays Global Citizenship Awards, along the CEOs of the Gates Foundation, the Prince’s Trust and the Clinton Global Initiative. In 2009, Kate led Kofi Annan’s communications campaign with former Havas CEO, David Jones, to raise awareness before the COP15 (Climate Change) talks. The Tck Tck Tck campaign outperformed all the others with 18m online supporters by the time of the talks. She was also a non-executive director of YouGovStone from 2008 through to its sale in 2012.