CLSB Executive

Kate Wellington – Chief Executive & Company Secretary

Kate is a qualified solicitor in the UK and Australia. Kate began her legal career in the public sector before transitioning to private practice at Linklaters LLP in London, specialising in commercial litigation, arbitration and regulatory investigations. In 2013, Kate moved in-house to work for Which? (the UK’s largest consumer association) where she held various senior roles including Lead Lawyer for Policy and Communications and Head of Legal Operations.

In addition to operational and management experience, Kate’s specialist areas include consumer rights, ADR, regulatory policy and the development of professional standards. Katehas served on numerous advisory committees and steering groups throughout her career, both at the UK and EU level.

Kate has held a public appointment to the Civil Procedure Rule Committee from 2013 to 2018 and is currently an independent member of the Chartered Insurance Institute’s Professional Standards Committee and the Ombudsman Association’s Validation Committee. Kate holds undergraduate degrees in law (LLB) and economics (BEc), as well as a postgraduate degree in civil law (BCL) from the University of Oxford.