Kate Ward

Executive Vice President of Refinery29

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
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About me

Kate Ward is Executive Vice President for Refinery29’s international business, the leading digital-media and entertainment company focused on women, where she oversees the company's growth and expansion across both programming and commercial. In November 2015, Kate launched Refinery29 UK, the company's first international edition, headquartered in London. Since launch, the UK edition has consistently grown its community, with a 50 percent increase in the number of users on Refinery29.uk in 2017 alone, and has been most recently recognised by Digiday's Media Europe Awards as Publisher of the Year. Kate expanded the international offering in 2016 with the launch of Refinery29's German office and .de site. Prior to Refinery29 Kate spent 8 years at the Endemol Shine Group in a variety of roles from Associate Director of Business Development to Head of Commercial and Strategy at Shine TV. Kate has been named as one of Ad Age's Class of Women to Watch Europe and listed in Management Today's 35 Women Under 35. Kate is also a regular speaker at industry events and serves alongside other industry experts in various roles including judging The Drum Online Media Awards and sitting on the Advisory Committee of the Edinburgh International TV Festival.

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Skills

  • Content and Media Writing
  • Journalism

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Education

2006

Masters Degree in History

University of Cambridge

Sep 2003 - Jun 2006
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom

Awards

2018

Publisher of the Year

DIGIDAY

  • Digiday Media Awards Europe

2017

Ad Age's Class of Women to Watch Europe

Ad Age

2017

Management Today's 35 Women Under 35

Management Today