Main Board and Audit Committee and Non-executive director

Kathryn Cearns OBE, FCA, FCCA

Kathryn Cearns OBE, FCA, FCCA



Kathryn was appointed as a non-executive director of Highways England in April 2018. Kathryn is a chartered accountant with extensive senior level experience in both the public and private sectors. Kathryn’s career has included roles for HM Treasury and the UK Accounting Standards Board (now the Financial Reporting Council) and working for an international professional services consultancy providing finance, audit, corporate governance and corporate legal advice and expertise to leading FTSE companies.

Kathryn currently holds a number of non-executive, trustee and advisory appointments most notably as a member of the External Audit Committee for the International Monetary Fund, a non-executive director for the UK Supreme Court, a non-executive board member and member of the Audit Committee for Companies House and as a trustee for Royal British Legion Industries.

Main Board and Audit Committee

Non-executive director

Non-executive directors provide advice and bring an external perspective to business.