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Kath Barrow


External Member of Council


Kath qualified as a chartered accountant in 1996 and became a partner at EY in 2006. She’s held leadership roles in EY’s Assurance service line, including Audit Sector Leader for Retail, Consumer and Industrial Products and Head of People. Kath chairs EY’s Future Finance Leaders programme, supporting finance professionals as they work towards the industry’s top jobs.

Kath has worked for many years with listed and cross border companies in the UK, EU and US. She brings extensive commercial and technical expertise to client audits, change programmes and transactions.

Kath knows how to succeed in business at a high level. She was EY’s signing partner for Go Ahead, the multi-brand bus and train group, and she is responsible for the TfL and Crossrail audit. Kath worked on the BA/Iberia merger, and on the Royal Mail’s IPO in 2013. 


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