Kate Kendall

Finance and Operations Manager

Kate looks after the Foundation’s finances and contributes towards the smooth running of the organisation.

She manages all aspects of the financial systems, including producing budgets, management accounts and the annual financial statements. She provides the financial information needed by Trustees and colleagues to aid their decision-making and work towards achieving their objectives. She also has a role in ensuring the efficient and effective operation of other systems, including IT and risk management.

Before joining this Foundation, Kate worked for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in a variety of roles, including within the Head Office finance team, as Finance Manager at a retirement community run by the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust and leading the internal audit function. She is a chartered accountant, having trained with KPMG at their York and Leeds offices.

Away from the office, Kate enjoys getting lots of fresh air and exercise. She is a member of her local running club and a walking group, exploring the beautiful countryside in North Yorkshire.