Kate is a Senior Manager in KPMG’s Development & Exempt Organizations practice and the International Development Assistance Services Institute, and is a Senior Advisor to the United Nations Global Account Team. Kate works with governments, corporate foundations, the UN and non-profits to provide effective solutions for emerging market development. She focuses on issues including the Sustainable Development Goals; the role of responsible business; public-private partnerships; infrastructure; data analytics and gender equality. 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, governments and the opportunities for constructive collaboration to address global societal challenges. Prior to joining DEO in 2010, 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. Kate launched her career at the United States 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 infrastructure grants across Mexico and Central America.
Kate is currently leading KPMG’s involvement with Equal Measures 2030, a multi-stakeholder partnership designed to track data on women and girls across the SDGs. KPMG is the private sector representative to this initiative, working to leverage KPMG’s core data and analytics capabilities, as well as the firm’s broader international development experience to help achieve gender equality by 2030.
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 and is a Global Give Back Circle mentor. 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 her alma mater, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where she is currently a member of the Executive Committee of SAIS Women LEAD. Kate has a passion for youth in disadvantaged communities and spent many years volunteering with the Children’s Aid Society in New York and Everybody Wins in Washington, DC.