Head of Studio Operations
Since joining the company in 2010, Kate has built and managed the human resources department and is accountable for the world-class crew currently in place at Image Engine. With a strong focus on employee retention, she has helped develop the careers of hundreds of artists from around the globe.
Kate began her career as an Undergraduate Internship Advisor before moving on to become a Recruitment Consultant for the Finance sector. She joined the Moving Picture Company in 2003 as a recruiter where she gained considerable experience in expanding and developing a diverse team of artists, climbing to the ranks of HR Manager for feature film.
Kate’s experience includes recruiting the large teams required for projects of the scale of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian; 10,000 BC; The Harry Potter films; Sweeney Todd amongst many others. At Image Engine she has drawn on her global expertise to bring in key talent and managed a fourfold increase in the crew count to handle Battleship, Elysium, and R.I.P.D. simultaneously in 2012.
Since expanding her role to become the Head of Studio Operations, Kate continues to focus on the developing the core teams integral to the success of the company, as well as managing the infrastructure to support the steady ongoing expansion of Image Engine.