Kate Bright

CEO & Founder UMBRA International Group

Kate has worked in and with private security for 20 years. She is trained in close protection and worked as a Chief of Staff to international wealthy families in London from 2000 to 2015. She then set up the award-winning, security-focused recruitment and concierge firm UMBRA International Group. She was shortlisted as Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year in the Citywealth awards in 2019, and was asked to give a Tedx talk in 2018 on the topic of ‘Invisible Security’.

Kate sits on the Board of the Security Industry Authority, is a member of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals and a Trustee of their Charitable Trust, as well as a member of the Security Institute and RUSI.

She is a Companion of the Institute of Leadership & Management and sits on the British Army Gender Advisory Council, under the guidance of the Army’s Gender Champion, Commander Field Army Lieutenant General Ivan Jones CB. She is a Freeman of the City of London.

My Speaker Sessions

Tuesday, June 15

Sitting at the table of change
Gill How Jade Neville Sara Fisher Hannah Fuller (CHAIR) Kate Bright

We have an esteemed panel of five women representing various sectors, all with a passion to bring about change. We will hear how working collaboratively across multiple sectors can create a supportive environment for women, in which the sky really is the limit. We will also find out what it's really like to work in a male dominated industry, and what, if anything, needs to change.


Tuesday , June 15, 15:00 - 16:30
Hannah Fuller (CHAIR) Neil Herron

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