Passionate about making a difference, professional career prior to WISE focused on improving the health and wellbeing of people in society, through a variety of senior leadership roles in the Pharmaceutical industry, including board-level Managing Director for the UK & EU. Kay has successfully led teams in the development and delivery of strategic and operational plans which have enhanced efficiency, team capability, customer experience and profitability of businesses spanning over 20 years. Experience includes start-ups, new product introduction, optimisation and growth, as well as culture change, rationalisation, outsourcing, remediation, and divestment programmes.
Kay’s volunteering efforts have been aligned to helping others advance their learning and capability to proactively enhance outcomes. Activities include roles as a STEM Ambassador working with local schools and colleges, serving as a Business Mentor and part of the governing body (Educational Standards Committee) for NE Futures UTC, representing the Life Sciences industry as a senior leader in the First for Pharma network, providing private tutoring for students in Sciences and Maths, and serving as a Board Trustee for a mental health and wellbeing charity (Cygnus Support) in Northumberland.