Kay is an educational sector consultant who also carries out a number of charitable activities.
Prior this she spent five years as an Executive Director for the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), working with employers across all sectors of the economy. As a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants her background is in finance. However over her career in the private and public sectors she has developed a wide range of expertise which includes strategy development and planning; managing organisational performance and delivery; change management; and corporate governance and internal control.
Having worked in a number of quite different organisations she has enjoyed close working relationships with a lot of non-execs, senior business leaders, trade unionists and educationalists. As a result she has learned a huge amount about the key ingredients for success.
Before joining UKCES Kay worked for organisations such the Sector Skills Development Agency, Department of Health, NHS Trent Regional Health Authority, Ptarmigan Holdings PLC, Wigfalls PLC and Yorkshire Electricity Board.