Kate Fitch

Kate Consults


Kate supports organisations to deliver effective policy, campaigning and communications activities and impactful research and evaluation projects. She also supports teams and organisations to develop coherent strategic plans and approaches.


Kate has provided support to a diverse range of clients across the Voluntary sector. Previous projects include:

  • Managing a major research project on the links between long-term physical health issues and emotional well-being (National Voices)
  • Strengthening the evidence-base for a policy campaign on the issue of birth family contact for children removed into care (Pause)
  • Providing interim support as Director of Policy and Communications, overseeing policy, public affairs, communications and partnerships functions (Homeless Link).
  • Support to develop an effective External Relations Strategy (British Science Association)
  • Developing an approach to evaluating cost-benefit analysis for frontline services (Pause)
  • Creating an influencing toolkit and bespoke training for local campaigners (People’s Health Trust)
  • Developing a series of high-level briefings on the delivery of NHS Volunteer Responders scheme for national and local decision-makers (Royal Voluntary Service)


Kate holds a Masters degree in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics and a Politics degree from Durham University.


Kate is a highly versatile consultant and senior-level interim with over 15 years’ experience in the voluntary sector.

Prior to setting up Kate Consults two years ago, Kate was Director of Policy and Communications at the disability charity, Sense. In this role she oversaw the organisation’s policy, public affairs and communications activities and led on the development of Sense’s organisational strategy for 2019-2022.

As Head of Policy and Campaigns at Sense Kate delivered several major policy campaigns. These included ‘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. She also played a key leadership role in the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness.

Before working at Sense, Kate held a range of senior policy and research roles at the NSPCC. Her work included delivering specialist policy advice on safeguarding children in education settings, policy and media position development and research on safeguarding and sex offender management.