Katherine is a qualified Accountant with over 17 years experience in the private sector.
Starting out in the builders merchant and home improvement sector for the BSS Group PLC, working across numerous departments which provided the grounding for her career in Finance.
Moving into the software industry, where she worked for 10 years, Katherine has held many posts across a wide range of small and medium companies. A core aspect of the role was ensuring that systems and processes were in place, compliance with statutory requirements along with forecasted projections for three to five years.
Supporting the CEO and MD, Katherine has been heavily involved in the purchase and sale of 3 business, supporting the shareholders across all aspects of financial and business due diligence.
Leading the senior leadership team of the organisations, profitability, cashflow and financial sustainability were achieved which resulted in some of the companies being sold to larger corporates.
Roles undertaken to date include Company Secretary, Head of Human Resources and Finance Director, Payroll Manager for – Investmaster & Indigo (London) Limited (Acquired by Dion in 2012), Cadis Software (Acquired by Markit in 2012), Purple Reporting and TDA Recruitment.
As Chief Operating Officer for the Trust, Katherine brings business skills to the public sector along with the ability to lead and manage a team. Joining REAch2 in 2014, Katherine supports the academies and the Trust across all aspects of Finance and Business process.