Cate Kalson
Director
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Cate Kalson is a Director working in our Newcastle office in the UK. Cate originally joined Oliver Wyman in 2011 and delivered consulting projects across a range of industries that imrpoved commercial performance through pricing, sales, and marketing. For a few years, Cate 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 our specialist quantitative analytics team in Newcastle.

Cate’s work typically involves helping clients develop commercial strategies that can deliver fast results and long-term performance improvement. She ensures these strategies are implemented effectively by using data-driven decision-making tools. This work frequently uses test-and-learn methodologies, underpinned by the unique data infrastructure and tools developed by Oliver Wyman Digital.

Cate enjoys living in her adopted city of Newcastle, particularly because it enables her to indulge her love of the great outdoors. On the weekend you’ll typically find her in the Northumberland countryside hiking or mountain biking with her family, or sitting by the fire enjoying some well-earned good food.     

Cate has a Master’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Oxford 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 early days as a scientist.