KATE WOOLHOUSE comes from a legal background, having qualified as an intellectual property solicitor and spending a decade at leading UK and US law firms. Kate advised a broad range of clients, from listed companies to start-ups to sole traders, giving her an understanding and enthusiasm for taking commercial enterprises from inception through launch and expansion.
While practising as a lawyer, Kate focussed on intellectual property, regulatory and corporate/commercial matters in industries including digital/IT, retail, medical devices and biotech. A significant portion of her practice was dedicated to navigating the perils and pitfalls of privacy and data protection.
Kate joined HOOKE because she loves working with innovators and disruptors to realise a vision. She advised HOOKE from the point of incorporation and took up a non-exec role with the company in September 2019, before becoming Executive Director in January 2020. She now manages the financial, commercial and regulatory aspects of the business.
Outside of work, Kate is a trustee of a family charity that supports education and the arts. She is a keen cook and in her spare time endeavours to work off the calories in spin class.