Kate is a business economist and former member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee from 2001 to 2010, now she is the senior advisor to Credit Suisse. Kate also holds several non-executive roles including non-executive director of Electra Private Equity Plc, Taylor Wimpey plc and the Yorkshire Building Society. Previously she has been Chief Economic Adviser to the Confederation of British Industry at the Bank of England from 1994 to 2001 and a member of HM Treasury's Panel of Economic Advisers from 1996-97.