Kate is CEO and co-founder of Applied, the Behavioural Insights Team’s first tech venture. Applied is a web platform that uses behavioural and data science to help organisations find the best person for the job regardless of their background. Put simply, Applied aims to make hiring smart, fair, and easy. It also cares about being able to prove impact, so it publishes the results of its experiments and research that inform its product design.
Prior to founding Applied, Kate was Principal Advisor and Head of Growth and Equality at the Behavioural Insights Team, and has previously worked for UNESCO in South-East Asia, and for the Australian Treasury. Kate holds a Master in Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a Bachelor in Economic and Social Sciences from the University of Sydney. Kate is a Trustee at the Blueprint for Better Business and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Action Committee on Behavioural Science.