Kate Banyard has over fifteen years of consulting experience, working with clients to deliver impact and sustainable performance against their strategic and operational goals. She combines strategic problem solving skills with deep knowledge of operational improvement and expertise in capability building.

At 2020 Delivery, Kate leads client projects across our service lines, from strategy to research, and from financial performance to operational improvement. Her recent work has a healthcare focus, including: supporting an ASHC to develop and deliver strategy and business case delivery initiatives for one of their priority clinical academic programmes; working with the national Cancer Vanguard to develop partnerships with industry, academic and third sector organisations; workforce strategy and modelling; a collaborative Lean review of discharge & patient flow in the Urgent Care pathway for a whole health and care economy, and supporting a large multi-site London NHS Trust on its Pay for Performance work-stream .

Kate is a lead facilitator and mentor for our Capability Building practice, and has trained and mentored hundreds of individuals across public services in strategic problem structuring, analysis and insight and in delivering sustainable operational improvement. She is a content and design expert for our Fast Effective Projects, Green Belt, Delivering Data Driven Insight, Problem Solving & Analytical Skills, Yellow Belt and Continuous Improvement development programmes. Her recent capability building clients include NHS Foundation Trusts, a central government department, a regulator and a government agency.

Her research interests include improving the performance of complex systems, and what it takes for people to perform at their best within them – these include lean systems design, data analysis and visualisation, and influencing behavioural change.

Prior to joining 2020 Delivery, Kate worked for McKinsey and Company for ten years, specializing in issues of operations and process design, and worked with teams implementing systems design in a wide range of sectors (aerospace, automotive, banking, building products, electronics, healthcare, metal processing, pharmaceutical, retail and travel). She developed a personal expertise in driving impact and sustainability using tailored client capability building, with a focus on improvement capabilities.

Kate began her career with Shell International Exploration and Production, working in the Netherlands for five years as a Facilities Engineer, specifying and managing the delivery of facilities improvement projects. She is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer.

Kate studied at Magdalen College, Oxford, where she holds an M.Eng. degree in Engineering Science and Economics, including a thesis in Environmental Economics. Her other Masters level studies include: Computer Architecture & Operating Systems, Software Engineering and Project Management.