Kate is the Group General Counsel of Lloyds Banking Group. In this role Kate is responsible for advising the Board and Senior Executives on legal matters and sits on the executive committee. Kate leads the Group’s legal team and has responsibility for managing the Group’s external legal relationships. Kate is co-chair of Breakthrough, the LBG’s women’s network which has a membership of c.15,000 people. She is a trustee of Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales, sponsor of Legal in the Community, the legal function’s Responsible Business programme and a supporter of the charity Suited & Booted, which helps men who are out of work to find employment. Kate joined the Group Legal team at Lloyds TSB Group in 2005. Prior to being appointed Group General Counsel, Kate held a number of senior positions including Deputy Group General Counsel and General Counsel for Group Legal. Before joining Lloyds TSB, Kate was a corporate lawyer at Linklaters specialising in M&A transactions and before that she ran a commercial art gallery in London for 5 years.