After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte, Katie joined the Finance team at Tragus (now the The Big Table) where her passion for hospitality started. Katie then spent ten years at Wahaca as Financial Controller, supporting their growth from two to twenty plus sites. Katie gained invaluable experience in a successful, fast-growing company at Wahaca and in September 2019 joined Market Halls to help them on their expansion journey. Venues being closed for 15 months wasn’t in the plan, but Katie and the senior team took time to reflect on the operation during lockdown and make significant improvements. After successfully keeping the group afloat whilst the venues were closed, Katie now looks after both Finance and Operations for Markets Halls. Katie is especially passionate about team culture, technology, and customer experience.