Cate is our Finance Director and leads on the financial management, reporting and planning for our organisation.

A trained Chartered Accountant, she brings a wealth of experience in Financial Services, having worked for Robson Rhodes, Ernst & Young and Babcock & Brown (a private equity firm), where she was Head of European Finance - Real Estate Investments.

Cate has worked in the charity sector since 2011, as Head of Finance for The Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment before taking a career break to start a family.

Cate studied history and politics at university and holds an MA in International Political Theory from the University Leeds.

Cate joined Shift in July 2016 as our Finance Director. It's the perfect role for someone who loves the entrepreneurial approach of private equity but wants to work in the not-for-profit sector. She lives by the sea and enjoys running around the beach with her young children.