Kate Vokes

Kate Vokes is a Non Executive Director at Bruntwood, with particular focus on the the property business’ organisational culture, brand and social impact. Bruntwood has a long history of supporting the arts as part of its purpose to Create Thriving Cities. Kate is also Chair of the Oglesby Charitable Trust which has given over £25m to regional charities since 2001, many in the arts, including the Manchester International Festival, HOME, S!ck Festival, Contact, Lowry, Storyhouse and Bolton Octagon.

The Trust helped the Royal Exchange Theatre bring the Local Exchange project to life with the creation of the Den pop up theatre, reaching new communities across Greater Manchester. Kate
is also a Trustee of the Royal Exchange Theatre, Shared Health Foundation, Focused Care and Young Manchester. Kate is a supporter and appreciator of art and can be found in the audience rather than as a creator.


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