Kate Fitch

Kate Consults


I have 20 years’ experience of working within the voluntary sector, with a specific focus on policy, research and communications. I currently work as a self-employed interim Director, stepping in to cover short-term vacancies at executive team level. I also provide a range of consultancy services related to policy influencing, communications, research and organisational strategy.



Since setting up Kate Consults in 2019, I have supported a diverse range of organisations including:

· Tommy’s (Interim Director of Research, Policy and Pregnancy Information)

· Endometriosis UK (Interim Director of Communications)

· Homeless Link (Interim Director of Policy and Communications)

· National AIDS Trust (Interim Director of Research, Policy and Influencing)

· National Voices (Associate)

· Pause (Consultancy support)

· The British Science Association (Consultancy support)

· The Royal Voluntary Service (Consultancy support)

· The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (Interim Project Manager)

· The People’s Health Trust (Consultancy support)


I have an MSc in Social Policy and Planning from The London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA (hons) in Politics and Sociology from Durham University.


Before working for myself, I was Director of Policy and Communications at the disability charity, Sense. In this role I oversaw the organisation’s policy, public affairs and communications activities and led on the development of Sense’s organisational strategy for 2019-2022.

Prior to this, as Head of Policy and Campaigns at Sense, I delivered several major policy campaigns including ‘When I’m Gone’ which highlighted the need for better support for long-term carers, and the ‘Case for Play’ campaign, chaired by Lord David Blunkett. I also played a key leadership role in the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness.

Before working at Sense, I held a range of senior roles at the NSPCC. My work included delivering specialist policy advice, developing policy and media positions and leading on research.