Sue Bate

Member of Finance Risk and Audit Committee (FRAC)

Sue is a Chartered Accountant who trained and qualified with KPMG and now has her own independent consultancy. She has worked in the housing sector for 22 years.

During 15 years as Group Finance Director of Catalyst Housing Group, Sue led her team during:

  • the delivery of a new stock transfer HA from the London Borough of Brent
  • the creation of a new Group structure; merger with Kensington Housing Trust; and
  • the setting up of one of the first Group Borrowing structures within the HA sector

Subsequently, as Group Projects Director, Sue played an intrinsic role in the delivery of major new initiatives, including:

  • the creation of a development company to undertake housing for market sale, to cross-subsidise affordable homes and create mixed tenure regeneration schemes
  • creating a new tax efficient structure; and
  • the Charitable conversion of housing associations

Prior to Catalyst, Sue was Group Treasurer and Assistant Finance Director at Moat Housing Group.