Kate Ward is Senior Vice President at Refinery29, the leading digital-media and entertainment company focused on women, where she oversees the company's international 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 the British Media Awards 2018 with the nomination of Media Brand 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. In 2017, Kate was named as one of Ad Age's Class of Women to Watch, Europe, and was 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 previously sitting on the Advisory Committee of the Edinburgh International TV Festival.