She is a member of the House of Lords where she sits on the International Relations and Defence Select Committee. She is a Parliamentary Visiting Fellow at St Anthony's college Oxford, a NED on the Cultural Recovery Board, a Trustee of Atlantic Partnership, and member of the Advisory Board of the centre right think tank Onward.
Kate was deputy chief of staff to David Cameron for 6 years while he was the British Prime Minister and for 5 years when he was Leader of the Opposition.
Previously, Kate ran the business liaison unit and covered the foreign affairs brief for the then Leader of the Conservative party, Michael Howard. She worked for the CBI under Howard Davies, and for the Conservative Research Department. Her first job was for a British MEP. She was also formerly a Governor of Fairley House School for dyslexic children.
Kate is a graduate from Oxford University where she read PPE.
She is the author of The Gatekeeper: Life At The Heart of No. 10, published by HarperCollins. She is a regular contributor to UK political broadcasts.