Cate Kalson is a Team Leader in the Newcastle office. Cate originally joined Oliver Wyman in 2011, she has worked on consulting projects across a range of industries to drive commercial performance with a focus on pricing, sales, and marketing. Cate has also spent time “on the other side of fence” working as Commercial Product Manager in fast-paced Ecommerce and software companies. In 2018 Cate returned to Oliver Wyman to set up a specialist Quantitative Analytics team in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Cate’s work typically involves developing commercial strategies, then ensuring that these strategies are implemented effectively using robust data-driven decision-making tools and techniques to deliver to deliver fast results and ongoing performance improvement. Her work frequently uses test & learn experimentation methodology underpinned by the unique data infrastructure and tools developed by Oliver Wyman Labs.
Cate enjoys living in her adopted home town of Newcastle Upon Tyne, particularly because it enables her to indulge her love of the outdoors. On the weekend you’ll typically find her in the Northumberland countryside walking or mountain biking with her family, or sitting by the fire enjoying some well-earned good food.
Cate has a master’s in Biochemistry (First Class) from Oxford University and a PhD in Microbiology from Imperial College London. Her love of experiments and belief in data-driven decision-making has been an ongoing thread since her days as a biologist.