Kate Wilson – Professional Interests

Board advisory roles focusing on corporate vision, values, positioning and proposition and implications for organisational, marketing and communications strategies.

Advisor on Board structures, roles and responsibilities and organisational development.

Independent adviser on marketing strategy and issues – including marketing frameworks, brand positioning and brand extension, marketing systems and processes and advertising and communication strategy and planning.

Design and execution of insight and market research, including qualitative and quantitative projects, and high level and complex consultation exercises with internal and external influencers.

Collaborative projects are undertaken with colleagues in management consultancies, market research, advertising, design agencies and specialist consultancies as appropriate

Co-ordination and management of implementation of project outputs, including coaching/mentoring, corporate culture and training and advertising, design and communications.

Projects with Not-for-Profit organisations with a strategic focus, including combining charitable objectives with commercial goals and brand positioning, marketing, fundraising and communications strategy.

Specific interest in the issues relating to the impact of cultural background on consumer behaviour and attitudes to brands and its impact on marketing strategy and planning. 

Champion of inclusion and diversity and the role and position of women in the workplace.

International experience includes Europe, Emerging Markets, USA and Japan.

Career History

Kate Wilson Marketing 1993-2020

Consultant providing advice on all aspects of brand and marketing strategy – including insight and analysis.
Coach and mentor for leaders and teams.

The Added Value Company 1990-1993

Founding director of the UK’s first Marketing Agency, specialising in providing strategic marketing advice, new product development and consumer research on a broad range of marketing issues and activities in the U.K., across Europe and in international markets

J Walter Thompson Co. Ltd. 1982-1989

Graduate Trainee to Regional Client Services Director/Associate Director advising a broad spectrum of blue-chip domestic and multi-national clients. Key client responsibilities included – Lever UK and Europe, Kellogg, PepsiCo, Allied Breweries. 


Cambridge University 1979-1982

New Hall

Cranfield University 2008

Non-executive Directors Seminar

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