Katy graduated from the University of Warwick with BSc (Hons) International Business, with her studies including a year at Universidad Carlos III, Madrid. She has since worked in industry for over 15 years. Completing the graduate schemes at both Hearst Publishing and Nivea, Katy then spent 12 years at Estee Lauder Companies. After progressing through the ranks of MAC cosmetics, with a short secondment to La Mer, Katy held the role of Marketing Director, MAC UK & EIRE, for over 5 years, building the team from 4 to 14.
Having achieved what she set out to in terms of her Marketing career, Katy became aware that her true passion lay in developing her team, so she was keen to transition her focus from brands, to people. Whilst crafting career experiments, Katy became a Literacy Support Volunteer at The Literacy Pirates, which she continues to enjoy, and which gave her insight into the fact that she would best like to work in higher education, to help others achieve their desired career success.
As a Careers Consultant, Katy is able to bring her first-hand knowledge of recruitment to help prepare students, as well as to provide one-to-one guidance sessions & employability lectures / workshops, predominantly for Cass Business School.