Kate Beverly

Kate is VP of Technology Programme Management for the world's learning company, Pearson.

Since joining Pearson in 2004, Kate has led a number of major IT programmes and now heads Technology's Business Management Team. Often described as the department's "backbone" by the Group CIO, Kate is responsible for budget planning and management, comms and engagement, SOX compliance, shared technology platforms and a global portfolio spanning over 75 major IT programmes and an annualised budget in excess of £200 million.

Besides the "day job", Kate champions Pearson's diversity agenda with conviction, actively leading the Global Women in Technology employee resource group, and driving diversity initiatives to increase graduate and intern opportunities.