Kate, who joined Capital Cranfield in May 2018 has a legal background and has served in senior corporate roles including Chief Counsel for O2 UK and Director of Business Affairs and board member for Telefonica Digital.

Her trustee experience extends back to 2008 covering both DB and DC benefit structures. Her experience includes closure to accrual, de-risking investment strategy, a range of liability management exercises, s75 issues arising from corporate change and the overhaul of DC investment options.

Kate has served as a trustee chairman for many years as well as acting as a trustee board member and sitting on a range of sub-committees. She ensures that business is kept focused to make best use of available time and budgets.


“We are very happy with the decision to appoint Kate. Despite not having met in person Kate also very quickly worked out where the strengths and weaknesses in fellow trustees were and takes that into account in her dealings with the board. She also always takes the Sponsor’s view into consideration and has built a good relationship. And her legal background means that she ensures all documents and issues are considered before decisions are made and everyone has the opportunity to give their views.”

Tim Colvin