Cate is a digital transformation expert, supporting leaders to adapt their organisations to the internet era and better meet the needs of users.

Cate has deep experience in delivering agile, user-centred services within the public sector. Her expertise includes leadership coaching and development, facilitating conversations across organisations and systems, and supporting leaders to be bold and brave in leading change.

At Public Digital, she works across public sector organisations, healthcare companies and charities, including the NHS, Arup, Greenwich Council and the charity Change Grow Live.

Cate works with Board leaders across the NHS and Integrated Care Systems to build their confidence in enabling digital transformation agendas, leading a programme of bespoke leadership development sessions. Cate’s work helps Trusts to produce robust digital strategies and lead effective delivery of new services, as well as steering them to prioritise efficiently and work cohesively as a team. Feedback from the work shows that Cate’s team helped Board leaders to deliver a step change in their digital transformation.

Cate led a recent engagement with Arup to review their digital ambitions, working closely with Arup’s digital technology leaders and the group board to identify key opportunities and devise robust recommendations for change. The result was a significant shift in the organisation’s strategic approach to digital transformation .

Cate also played an instrumental role in our work with the Royal Borough of Greenwich, where Public Digital was brought in as a trusted partner to help the Greenwich digital team assess progress against their ambitious digital strategy. Cate’s deep experience in local authorities enabled her to provide robust and constructive challenge and advice to the digital team.

Prior to joining Public Digital, Cate was Head of Delivery at the London Borough of Hackney, where she built an agile and user-centred culture to deliver new services. She held this role through both the Covid-19 pandemic and the response to a major cyber attack which brought down systems and resulted in the theft of data, working with the security services, central government and police.

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