Kate is Chair of Stage Directors UK.
Trained as an actor, Kate moved into directing opera and theatre and now works across the disciplines of theatre, television, video games (garnering several BAFTA wins), VR and film. Kate has directed many theatre productions and is currently working with Olivier Award winner, Jess Swale, developing her new play The Mission. In 2018, Kate directed Phil Daniels in the title roles of Jekyll and Hyde, which toured for the Rose Theatre & Touring Consortium. As Associate Artist of Shared Experience Theatre, she directed their most recent production: As You Like It.
In TV and film: Kate directed 2 episodes of Call The Midwife’s current series and was Voice Director on Paramount’s Animated Feature Film, Capture The Flag (Goya Award for Best Animated Film 2016). In 2017-18, Kate was selected as one of 15 UK female screen directors for BAFTA Elevate and additionally for the Directors UK High End TV Drama Scheme, through which she worked on Silent Witness.
Kate is also a Performance and Cinematic Director for Video Games, directing performance capture shoots for large budget games such 2016 BAFTA winner Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture; 2015 BAFTA winner Alien: Isolation, twice BAFTA nominated Mafia III, and Witcher 3, the most nominated game in the Game Awards 2015.
Rebecca Atkinson Lord
what does the board do?
The board is made up of SDUK members, and is responsible for SDUK's records, accounts and performance. While SDUK employs staff to manage the organisation, the Board are ultimately legally and financially accountable for the company. Don't worry - they're also insured!
Alongside the legal necessities, the Board help to shape SDUK's strategy and activity, support the paid staff, and have a key role as advocates for the work we do, and for our members.
Directors are expected to be active and engaged in between meetings. Staff generally communicate with the Board via an email group, occasionally by phone, and in person at meetings and events. Difficult member issues and concerns may be escalated to the Board on occasion, and Directors may be asked to Chair working parties, or to lead on an area of research or interest to the company. Directors are encouraged to plan and host regional activities in collaboration with the Membership Engagement Officer.