Kath Cates, Independent Non-Executive Director on the RSA Group Board of Directors

Kath Cates

Independent non-executive director

Appointment date:

01 September 2013



Committees chaired:

  • Remuneration committee

Member of:

  • Group audit committee
  • Nomination and governance committee
  • Board risk committee

About Kath

Kath has over 25 years’ experience in global financial services. She was previously Chief Operating Officer, Wholesale Banking for Standard Chartered Bank and spent 22 years at UBS.

Kath has gained a deep knowledge of control, governance and risk management, working in emerging markets and across different sectors and cultures.

External appointments: Non-Executive Director of Brewin Dolphin Holdings plc, Non-Executive Director of Threadneedle Investment Services Limited, Threadneedle Pensions Limited and Threadneedle Asset Management Holdings Sarl.

Board contribution: Kath’s broad experience within the financial sector brings an insight into the businesses in the UK and globally, adding valuable contribution to the Committees of which she is a member.

Her in-depth knowledge, understanding of governance, and her experience in working across different sectors and markets are particularly useful in her role as Chair of the Group Remuneration Committee.