Kate Wilson

Chief Executive Officer at Regulatory Genome Development Ltd

Chief Executive Officer, Regulatory Genome Development Ltd

Kate Wilson became Chief Executive Officer at Regulatory Genome in April 2021. She was previously the Customer Lead and Commercial Director, joining Regulatory Genome in 2020. Kate has also been a fellow at St. Edmund’s College since 2016.

She started her career as a fundraising consultant in Canada, latterly running a university annual giving and advancement services operation. After earning her MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1996, she moved to the UK and transitioned to the private sector. She spent more than 12 years working in telecommunications and media, first with a global mobile satellite telephony start up, and later with Orange UK. She was the first Director of Operations at Freeserve UK, the FTSE 100 internet service provider. Kate also served as non-executive director of a local building society for several years.

In early 2019, Kate stepped down from her role as Chief Operating Officer for the University’s development and alumni relations team after almost seven years. She led the restructure and subsequent doubling in size of the team and was responsible for the operational management of the current £2 billion Dear World, Yours Cambridge campaign. Throughout her tenure, she worked closely with the 31 Colleges to ensure their fundraising and alumni engagement success. She now works as a freelance consultant.