Kate looks after all aspects of the financial health of the Trust and its subsidiary commercial company. From overseeing the day-to-day finances, to planning investment strategy, meeting statutory reporting and filing obligations, ensuring adequate insurance cover, tax planning and cash flow – there’s not much that Kate can’t achieve when armed with a calculator and a spreadsheet! Kate also has responsibility for Health and Safety at Life. Kate spent many years in practice (as a partner in two local practices, Rainbow Gillespie and Haines Watts North East) before moving into the not-for-profit sector in 2010. Kate has a degree in biotechnology, making her career move to Life a “coming-full-circle” story.
Our business model
Life is charity, built on an entrepreneurial business model which ensures that all of the income needed to cover operating costs is self-generated.
Over the last year, Life has continued its diverse purpose, to entertain, educate and inspire many different audiences.
Life is a charity, which aims to make science inspiring and relevant to the lives of all its visitors. You can support our work in a number of ways.
Work for Life
By joining Life, you’ll be part of a team that values equality and diversity, excellence, active learning, sustainability and an entrepreneurial spirit.