She will play a key role in the sustainability of the 93-acre Cadogan estate, working as part of asset management director Claire Barber’s team, and reporting into Steve Medway, Place Manager.
Kate has a decade’s experience working for landlords, developers and consultants on energy and environment management and sustainability projects. She joins Cadogan after four years at UK REIT Hammerson, and will help deliver a long-term stewardship strategy with sustainability at its core. During her time at Hammerson, Kate oversaw the creation and implementation of sustainability-driven programmes for twelve shopping centres across UK and Ireland, while engaging with departments across the business to provide advice and direction on sustainability related matters. Kate also previously oversaw sustainability commitments and energy compliance projects at Marks and Spencer and was a sustainability consultant for a private environmental consultancy.
Kate’s appointment will help drive forward Cadogan’s ambitious sustainability initiatives, designed to actively manage the Estate’s environmental footprint whilst cultivating a healthy and attractive space that will be enjoyed by current and future generations.
Hugh Seaborn, CEO of Cadogan, commented: “Kate’s experience and enthusiasm for sustainability issues and environmental management projects make her an important and timely addition to our team at Cadogan. Sustainability has long been a core part of Cadogan’s strategic objectives and will grow in importance dramatically as we look ahead to the next ten years. Kate’s contribution to our stewardship strategy will be invaluable in helping us to introduce new, tech-driven solutions to minimise ourselves environmental impact and leave a meaningful sustainability legacy for future generations.”
Kate Neale, Sustainability Manager, added: “I am delighted to be joining Cadogan at a time when addressing climate change is more important than ever. These last few months have accelerated the green agenda and cemented people’s desire to do good and support organisations that take sustainability and community seriously. I am looking forward to working with my new colleagues to help drive forward new and ambitious 2030 targets, sustainability policies and initiatives at a time when sustainability and economic recovery will need to be intrinsically linked.”
Stewardship and community are the watchwords of the Estate. Its long-term commitment comes with responsibility to ensure that it is driving a positive contribution towards a sustainable environment, protecting the area’s unique heritage and supporting a thriving community. In 2019, Cadogan brought pop-up Ugly Butterfly to the King’s Road in collaboration with award-winning chef and restaurateur Adam Handling, Quintessentially Foundation and the Felix Project.
This groundbreaking, zero-waste restaurant and sustainability hub created delicious food from ingredients which are usually discarded. Later this year, the Estate will launch a new ten-year sustainability strategy that sets out new, ambitious targets that will be delivered in partnership with key partners and stakeholders to collectively improve Chelsea’s environment. From ensuring the area’s historic buildings are as efficient as possible, to minimising water consumption and waste generation, Cadogan will set out measures to reduce both its own impact on the environment and that of its tenants and suppliers.