Kate Quilley has been the Head of Corporate Communications for both Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police since February 2013.
Kate is responsible for leading the Corporate Communications function and delivering operational and organisational communications both internally and externally. Her role includes the management of strategic communications advice, media relations, public and stakeholder communications, digital and social media communications, internal communications, reputation management, marketing, and design and print services.
She has overseen the development and implementation of an innovative communications team to deliver services to two police forces and led the communications for major operational and organisational critical operations, investigations, change programmes and events. She chairs the West Mercia Local Resilience Forum Communications Working Group and leads on communications for the Warwickshire Local Resilience Forum.
In her early career Kate trained and worked as a journalist for weekly and daily newspapers in the Midlands prior to becoming a Press Officer for Derbyshire Constabulary. In 2008 she moved to Warwickshire Police on promotion to the role of Senior Press Officer, where she led the communications for a wide range of operations and campaigns.
Kate is currently the co-chair of the national Association of Police Communicators (APComm).