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Kate O'Connor

Animation UK

Executive Chair

Kate O’Connor

Kate is senior consultant in creative industries, working with both private and public-sector clients in the UK and Internationally.

In addition to running her consultancy practice, Kate is also currently Executive Chair of Animation UK, now part of the newly formed UK Screen Alliance the trade body for VFX, post-production and film studios. She represents the sector at senior government level, developing business, export and skills related policy to support the growth of the industry.

Kate is a Co-Director of XR Stories and SIGN and Chair of the Partnership Steering Board, as well as chairing the BFI Screen Industries Research Advisory Group, and a Trustee of You Make IT-a London based charity providing support for women in the creative industries.

Kate is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of BAFTA.