Kate is a fully qualified HR professional who whose early career was in the private sector (Marks & Spencer) and the public sector (Manchester City Council). She has been advising organisations on diversity and inclusive talent management for nearly twenty years; and is best known for her passion and expertise in the development of inclusive recruitment and talent management processes across the employee lifecycle.
Kate has specific expertise and a successful track record in engaging leadership with the business case for strategic change, then delivering it through the supportive management of stakeholders implementing new policy, processes and behaviours to support inclusive talent acquisition and management. She founded the Clear Company in 2005 and it has grown to become the recognised leader of inclusive recruitment and talent management insight, training and technology; offering an audit process that is second to none, accredited inclusive hiring training and Clear Assured, an online global Inclusion Standard.
Kate is a key member of The Civil Service, Diverse Leadership Taskforce, and Founder Chair of the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative, a national programme that works to remove barriers for disabled job seekers by providing recruiters and employers with the information and tools they need to successfully become Disability Confident.
Specialties: Recruitment and talent management best practice strategy and audit; ensuring inclusive HR process and practice; recruitment and retention of disabled talent; recruitment and retention of women at senior level.
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