FD in five minutes: Kate Morris of Volunteering Matters

The director of finance and resources at the charity reveals her motivation for her work

Kate Morris
Kate Morris

Q Why did you want to work in finance?

I knew that studying finance and training as an accountant was a ticket to working in a variety of different organisations, because everyone needs a strong finance function. I started working for Marks & Spencer, then moved to the Home Office, working for the National Criminal Intelligence Service. I also worked for the British Heart Foundation for nine years in a number of different roles.

At Volunteering Matters, I had the opportunity of a senior management role. The different experiences you have all contribute.

Q Why did you move on?

For the British Heart Foundation role, it was a brand that I knew and loved and an exciting opportunity to continue my finance journey in a high-street charity. I have a great team at Volunteering Matters - we are small but perfectly formed. It is very different from BHF, but the breadth of what I manage now is far wider.

To me that makes it a more interesting position.

Q What do you do outside work?

I have lived in London for a long time - I even have an "I love London" t-shirt - and I enjoy everything that this city has to offer.

I am also a trustee at Drinkaware, the charity that works to reduce alcohol harm and misuse. It is good for me to get the perspective of a trustee - I get to sit on the other side of the fence for a while.

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