As Founder and CEO of UMBRA International Group, Kate has unparalleled expertise working with Private and Family Offices as well as the security sector, and is uniquely positioned to deliver and advise on Secure Lifestyles. Her view is that security affects everyone and has a huge impact on everyday health and wellbeing, and in life post COVID-19 this will be even more prevalent.
Kate started her career garnering experience by spending 15 years as an Executive Assistant to a series of High-net worth clients, cultivating her network by founding and leading as Chair of The Network, widely regarded as the UK’s leading network of influential gatekeepers. During this time, whilst working closely with her client’s security teams, Kate underwent extensive SIA Close Protection Training herself. Using the substantial knowledge and experience acquired in both Protection Services and private and family office during this time, in 2015 Katie founded UMBRA International Group.
What started as a network of forward-thinking security and protection operatives, UMBRA International Group quickly developed into a globally recognised and world leading business, adept at changing quickly with demands of the market and becoming synonymous with discreet, diverse and trusted practices. Kate and her team work to meticulously asses risk and minimise them and she is spearheading a movement of bringing traditional security to a broader audience and into every avenue of modern life.