Kate is a Senior Manager in KPMG’s Development & Exempt Organizations (DEO) practice and a Senior Advisor to the United Nations Global Account Team. She is also a member of the KPMG Global Infrastructure Strategy Board which tracks trends in infrastructure markets globally to inform KPMG’s thematic, sectoral and geographic priorities. Kate has 15 years of experience with a range of international public, private and non-profit organizations providing effective solutions for sustainable development and social impact. Her subject-matter experience includes economic development, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), infrastructure, public-private partnerships, gender equality, social inclusion, data analytics, and corporate responsibility. Kate currently leads KPMG’s involvement with Equal Measures 2030, a multi-stakeholder partnership designed to track data on women and girls across the SDGs in order to achieve gender equality by 2030. She is also working with the UN Global Compact on an initiative to advance robust strategies for gender equality within the private sector in alignment with the Women’s Empowerment Principles. Prior to DEO, Kate was a member of KPMG’s Global Infrastructure Advisory practice where she advised on transportation and social infrastructure projects, most notably the Building Schools for the Future program in the UK. In 2013, she represented KPMG at the World Economic Forum where she was Project Manager and Co-author of the report, The Future Role of Civil Society, which explored the evolving nexus between business, civil society, and governments to address global societal challenges. Kate launched her career at the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee with oversight of US foreign assistance policy and was a Country Manager at the U.S. Trade and Development Agency where she managed a portfolio of grants for infrastructure projects across Mexico and Central America. Outside of KPMG, Kate is on the Board of Directors of Mary’s Meals USA, a global non-profit that provides meals to children in their place of education. She is the Co-Founder of a Wake Forest University alumni network, ‘Global Deacs’, designed to empower alumni to pursue professional opportunities of global impact and has served on numerous Advisory Councils of The Johns Hopkins University, including the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where she is currently a member of the Executive Committee of SAIS Women LEAD. Kate holds an M.A. in International Economics and Latin American Studies from Johns Hopkins University SAIS and a B.A. in Spanish and Political Science from Wake Forest University.
Senior Manager, Development and Exempt Organizations (DEO), KPMG LLP
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