Katherine is the Chief Executive of Cumbria County Council, a post she has held since March 2018. Prior to this she was Deputy Chief Executive at Warrington Council and she held a number of senior leadership roles at Wigan Council before this.
Katherine has a strong track record in strategic change management, service improvement and transformation.
Katherine takes a leading role in health and care integration, public service reform focusing on strengthening area working across Cumbria.
Katherine is a collaborative leader who prides herself on building strong relationships with elected members, staff, partners and stakeholders to deliver the very best for local residents.
She is an advocate of commercial and entrepreneurial leadership, holding a strong belief that unleashing the creativity and ambition of the workforce is key to financial sustainability.