Kath joined St Helens Borough Council in March 2020 as Chief Executive. Prior to this she was acting Chief Executive in Cheshire East Council for 3 years.
Kath has worked in local government for most of her career (27+years), working in several north west authorities including Lancashire, Rochdale, Knowsley, Halton, Stoke-on Trent and Warrington councils. During this time Kath also worked as National Director in Ofsted and 3 years on a government intervention contract via Serco.
Kath started her career as a social worker and has held the role of Director of Children’s Services (DCS); Executive Director for Peoples Services and Deputy Chief Executive.
Kath has worked in a number of roles and authorities where there has been a significant focus on service improvement and transformation. She is an advocate of sector-led improvement and is passionate about workforce engagement.
Kath is a member of the SOLACE Policy Board, is an LGA Peer Review lead. She has spoken at a range of national conferences.