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Kate Guthrie

Smart Working Lead
Cabinet Office (Confirmed)

Kate is the Smarter Working Programme and transformation lead at the Government Property Agency - an executive agency of the Cabinet Office.  As a Business Change and Transformation specialist, with an 18-year Civil Service career, Kate has led numerous transformation projects and programmes within a variety of departments, including the Cabinet Office, MOD and Welsh Government.  Her skills and experience include workplace transformation, organisation design and development and culture and behaviour change.  Having spent much of her career implementing smarter working, Kate is particularly passionate about the difference smarter working makes to people, teams and organisations and she’s working across Government and the wider Civil Service to drive the smarter working agenda.

  • Coordinating smarter working strategies through the Government Property Agency Smarter Working Programme in order to reform Civil Service working practices
  • Enabling flexible working, improving IT tools and creating great places to work
  • Ensuring that smarter working is implemented effectively across Government and setting an example of how it works in practice
  • Sharing learning and best practice across the entire public sector