Kathryn graduated with a First in French and Spanish in 1999. Her main area of focus in both languages was literature; her dissertation was on one of Louis Aragon’s works. Upon graduating, Kathryn returned to her native Devon and found a job with the news and financial information company, Reuters, where she translated company annual reports and worked with stock exchanges in Spain and Portugal on the electronic delivery of financial data. The technology involved was then rolled out across Reuters and Kathryn was asked to move to New York to manage this. After three years in New York, Kathryn moved to Bangalore, India, to manage a team of data analysts as this work was migrated from the UK and the US. With her growing understanding of technology and the financial markets growing, Kathryn moved back to New York to work directly with Reuters customers (banks, investment companies, legal and accounting firms), managing a global team of market experts.
Since then, Kathryn relocated to Paris and runs a global team responsible for transforming how customer data is managed at Thomson Reuters. In 2018, Kathryn completed her Masters in International Relations and Diplomacy and is now pursuing her PhD in this domain. Kathryn’s management, business and technology skills have all been learned ‘on the job’ at Reuters (which later became Thomson Reuters). She is a strong advocate of women in technology and promotes diversity of hiring in her company. In her spare time, Kathryn is a keen swimmer and runner but likes nothing better than to curl up with a good book.