Kate Anthony Wilkinson is Group General Counsel & Company Secretary for Mulberry, the English luxury leather goods manufacturer and retailer, famous for its iconic leather bags such as the Bayswater and Alexa. Kate is based at Mulberry’s main manufacturing operation in the Somerset countryside. She is responsible for all legal facets of Mulberry’s global business, including intellectual property, counterfeits and brand protection issues.
Previously to Mulberry, Kate was a corporate finance Solicitor with a national UK law firm, following which she moved in-house and has held General Counsel roles with a number of international companies. She remains a practicing English solicitor.
Kate is involved with a variety of voluntary and charitable organisations. She is a Trustee of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre (the oldest continuous theatre in the English-speaking world!) and until earlier this year was also a Trustee of the Bristol Aero Collection Trust, a charity operating an Aerospace museum in Bristol. She is Advisory Editor to the technical publication ‘Jordans Corporate Governance & Administration’; and writes articles and blogs and presents on a variety of legal and commercial matters.