Kate Bamford


Ivy Street

Kate founded Ivy Street in 2018 having previously been a Partner at JCA Group where she spent 12 years working across sectors at both Board and Senior Executive level. 

With core expertise and relationships in the TMT, Digital and Consumer space, Kate and her team at Ivy Street focus on building long-term partnerships with their clients, supporting them on senior search work and executive level succession planning as well as coaching and mentoring, both for internal and external candidates.

Ivy Street is focused on delivering proactive and thoughtful market intelligence and a key driver for Kate is ensuring she and the team have the bandwidth to create meaningful and lasting introductions and connections, whether for clients’ needs today or for the future. 

She is a graduate from St Andrews University in Modern History and Philosophy, lives in London and Oxfordshire where she tries (and mostly fails) to train her newest addition, Wilbur the cockapoo!

Having always worked in largely female driven search businesses with a focus on genuine teamwork and collaboration, Kate is very aware of the benefits this can bring in terms of development, engagement, challenge and fun! Having the opportunity to share these experiences and learnings with the hope it can help others to feel anything is possible is what motivates Kate to help SWISH be a future force in the search world.