Kate joined Ategi after seven years as Chief Executive at Autism at Kingswood, a charity and support provider of services to autistic adults and young people in England.
After an initial 11 year career in information technology, Kate left senior leadership roles in the corporate sector in 2002 to pursue a career in the charity and voluntary sector. Kate entered social care as a support team co-ordinator and in the 20+ years since, Kate has been registered with CQC as both a registered manager and nominated individual. Working predominantly with people with learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities and mental health conditions, she has been responsible for clinical and support services in a number of accommodation settings including supported living, domiciliary care\visiting support, supported housing and specialist Transition\Move on services.
With a Masters in Health & Social Care (2016), Kate is also an experienced charity trustee and is currently an active board member with ACEVO (Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations).
Driving continuous improvement in the delivery of services is compulsory to Kate who says: “The service we provide directly affects the lives of others, therefore every person working in social care has an enormous responsibility to do the absolute best they can to ensure people receiving our services get the highest quality of support possible.”
Living in Carmarthenshire, Kate is fortunate to enjoy the Brecon Beacon National Park on her doorstep and enjoys exploring the countryside. However, a self-confessed home-body, Kate enjoys simply spending time at home. She has a range of hobbies that provide relaxation or stimulation depending what is needed the most at the end of a busy week!
A relaxing summer weekend might find Kate outside in the garden, a winter weekend sewing patchwork in front of the fire.
Other Staff Members
Connor has spent the last 7 years working in the third sector and has led a regional older person’s charity as its Chief Officer for the last 5 years. Connor has significant knowledge of the challenges facing the health and social care system, particularly around issues facing older people.
Chris has over thirty years’ experience in working in the health and social care sector, including 18 years as Chief Executive Officer of one of the larger third sector charities supporting people with learning disabilities and their families.
Putting people at the heart of decision making and advocating for their rights has been at the core of his approach.
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