Kate has over 15 years experience in the Private and Family office sector, as a PA, EA, Chie  f of Staff and Family Office Manager, managing thelives​ ​of​ ​high​ ​&​ ​low​ ​profile​ ​UHNWIs​ ​(Ultra​ ​High​ ​Net​ ​Worth​ ​Individuals).


UMBRA Inte rnational was set up by Kate in 2012 initially to represent and place elite female security professionals. This stemmed from having worked alongside Close Protection (CP) teams after having been CP trained herself during her time spent in family & private offices (​www.umbrainternational.com​). Female Close Protection is seen as a key asset in the private security management of the modern UHNWIlifestyle.

UMBRA’s client base has grown over time, now working on a project and retained basis to help source, secure, protect and procure individuals and assets for clients – both corporate and UHNWI – in the UK and globally. UMBRA sources personnel across the PA/Chief of Staff and Security functions from both top tier civilian and military backgrounds. Recent projects have included building out teams of civilian and ex military personnel in Private & Family offices following relocation and divorce, advising FTSE100 companies on military transition, and creating Private Client​ ​departments​ ​for​ ​large​ ​multinationals.


Kate is a founding member of a Chief of Staff & PA network (The Network) that meets monthly in London in collaboration with top suppliers from leading luxury brands to support those working for high profile and UHNWIs. The Network is widely regarded as one of London’s most influential groups of gatekeepers due to the nature of its members’ work with their clients and bosses. She headed up the launch of The Network UAE which launched in Dubai in 2016 and has just overseen The Network NYC launch in the US. This has helped UMBRAs network expansion​ ​to​ ​be​ ​truly​ ​a​ ​global​ ​one.


Kate is part of the Committee for the Veteran charity ‘Supporting Wounded Veterans’​, ​helping raise awareness, sponsorship & funding through its yearly Business Challenge event in Klosters, Switzerland. She is also a Veteran Aid ambassador helping to support and lobby for the real issues facing the veteran community. She is a passionate supporter of Veteran transition into meaningful civilian life and employment both​ ​in​ ​a​ ​professional​ ​and​ ​personal​ ​context,​ ​having​ ​undertaken​ ​recent​ ​physical​ ​challenges​ ​alongside​ ​veterans​ ​to​ ​raise​ ​money​ ​in​ ​this​ ​area.