Appointed as a Non Executive Director in April 2011, Kate is a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees; and the Senior Independent Director since 26 April 2018. Kate will step down as the Company's Senior Independent Director on 20 April 2020 and as a member of the Remuneration and Audit Committees. She is a business economist and was previously a member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) from 2001 until May 2010. During this period, Kate also led two major policy reviews for Government, on housing supply and on land use planning. Before joining the MPC, she was Chief Economic Adviser at the CBI. Kate was awarded a CBE in 2005 for services to social housing and a DBE in 2014 for services to the economy. Kate is an industry-recognised economist who also brings a wider economic insight gained through her various roles, including as a Member of the Oversight Board of the Office for Budget Responsibility. Kate is a Trustee Director and Chair of the British Coal Superannuation Scheme; an Independent Consultant and member of the Investment Committee of Saunderson House; a non executive director of Man Group plc and an Independent Commissioner of the UK Government’s Geospatial Commission. Kate is also a Trustee and the Chair-designate of the Universities Superannuation Scheme.
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