Kate is Deputy Managing Director at Bioscientifica Ltd, a PCO, Association Management Agency and a biomedical publishing house. I am a specialist in association event management and strategy, budget setting and delivery and crisis management. I have been an ABPCO member for over 10 years and am currently Joint Chair representing the Agency PCOs.
I am an events manager by design, having spent over 18 years in the Association industry, I dedicate my focus to developing collaborations between BioScientifica and our association clients as well as being part of the Executive Team leading the organisation. I started my career in charity fundraising but have spent the last 13 years working in association conferences. Previously heading up the events team, but more recently being promoted to Deputy MD, I am leading the commercial business plans, focusing very much on the strategy for sustainable growth of the events business. Throughout my event management career, my real passions lie with event budget setting, budget delivery, cashflow management and all things spreadsheet related, events strategy and it’s role within biomedical associations’ education and marketing portfolio as well as an unexpected strength found (mostly out of necessity) in event crisis management. This year I am bringing my unique insight and 20 years’ experience to the Board of ABPCO, of which I became a co-chair in June 2018 and Bioscientifica is delighted to have recently been successfully recognised as a IAPCO member.
Bioscientifica is the commercial subsidiary of the UK Society for Endocrinology (hormones to you and me!) and actually I am in the unusual position of leading the events team of an in-house PCO and a commercial agency. Bioscientifica exists to support the advancement of medicine and the biological sciences. Through the redistribution of our profits we are able to support the global scientific community and the drive for better public health…purpose beyond profit; all fees received are gift-aided back to into advancing scientific and clinical education and research in endocrinology for the public benefit. This profit-for-purpose culture is enthusiastically revered throughout all of our divisions and help us to truly understand our association clients.
Ultimately I love my job, you have to as the hours are long and the deadlines don't move; show opening day will always come...ready or not! I am just lucky enough to be able to live by the seaside, yet work on the most exciting events for great clients here, there and everywhere.