Kate Carmichael

Director   UK

Kate Carmichael

Kate is a natural problem solver with 20 years of strategic management and organisation transformation experience. She joined Q5 in 2016.


Kate spent the first half of her career in Accenture’s global strategy practice working at a senior level across sectors. Since then, she gained an MSc with Distinction in International Development and worked for the World Bank, Cancer Research UK, and ICMM – the leading organisation for sustainable development in the extractives sector. There, she focused on brokering partnerships between mining company chief executives, government leaders and civil society organisations to drive better social and economic development outcomes in mineral-rich countries.


At Q5, Kate enjoys the variety that comes from working with clients across many sectors. In the last few years, she has led complex organisation transformation engagements at Centrica, TSB Bank, John Lewis Partnership, BT, Camelot, Selfridges, The British Medical Journal, and Shell.


Kate loves a challenge whether out in the hills on her road bike, facilitating an exec-level workshop, or teaching kids how to ski.