Kate O’Connor

Kate is an experienced and senior consultant in creative industries and in particular the screen industries. She works with both private and public-sector clients in the UK and Internationally.

Prior to setting up her consultancy practice Kate was Executive Director of Creative Skillset (now ScreenSkills) the Creative Industries Sector Skills body. Kate was responsible for all industry partnerships and worked with employers and industry and government at the most senior level, possessing a deep knowledge across all aspects of strategy and policy as well as on workforce development skills, education and training.

Kate is Executive Chair of Animation UK, part of the newly formed UK Screen Alliance representing Animation/VFX/post production and film studios, she chairs the BFI Research Funding Council, is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of BAFTA and a representative on the BAFTA Learning and New Talent Committee. Kate was recently appointed Co-Director of Creative Media Labs a new research and development hub based at the university of York leading on new immersive storytelling research and development.