Kate is a member of the House of Lords, where she sits on the National Security Strategy Joint Committee and formerly the International Relations and Defence Select Committee (2019- 2022).
Kate was Deputy Chief of Staff to David Cameron for six years while he was the British Prime Minister and for five years when he was Leader of the Opposition.
Kate is a Trustee of Atlantic Partnership and The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the centre right think tank, Onward and a visiting Parliamentary fellow at St Anthony’s Oxford (2022). Kate was also a Non-Executive Director of the Cultural Recovery Board from 2020 – 2021.
She is the author of The Gatekeeper: Life at The Heart of No. 10, and a regular contributor to UK political broadcasts.
Previously, Kate ran the business liaison unit and covered the foreign affairs brief for the then Leader of the Conservative party, Michael Howard. Earlier in her career she worked for the CBI under Howard Davies, and for the Conservative Research Department. Her first job was for a British MEP.
Kate is a graduate from Oxford University where she read PPE.