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Konductor Ltd was set up in 2015 by Kate and Katharine to give a different approach to how organisations address their biggest challenges.

Both women have extensive experience working within managerial and directorate positions and have faced first-hand the difficulties that come with driving a business forward. That’s what sets them apart; the obstacles you’ve faced, they’ve faced and overcome time and time again.

Meet the founders and directors


Kate O'BrienWith a background in sectors as diverse as finance, retail, leisure and travel, entertainment and telecommunications Kate brings a degree of experience and expertise to her role as company Director that few in her field can match. Prior to co-founding Konductor Ltd, the 2014 Female Leader of the Year Finalist accumulated almost two decades of experience in senior marketing roles at Matalan, UCI Cinemas and Alliance and Leicester. Latterly she was company Director overseeing and leading growth and return for finance company Paymex Group and the UK’s largest independent telecoms and IT provider, Daisy Group. She is now working with prominent clients in the fast moving payments industry including UK Finance and Open Banking. The proud mother and fashion enthusiast has a passion and demonstrable talent for strategic and digital marketing, brand-building and inspirational leadership that is changing how Konductor’s clients do business forever.


Katharine McNamaraFormer journalist, Customer Satisfaction Manager, Head of PR and captain of Accrington Stanley Ladies, Katharine’s many talents and rich experience have propelled her to a position befitting someone with such outstanding work ethic and natural ability. With a degree in English and Classics from The University of Nottingham she has demonstrated an exceptional aptitude for delivering brand awareness, business strategy and ROI through a mastery of language and communication. An excellent communicator, writer, strategist and Marketeer, she has more than 16 years working for some of the UK’s biggest technology firms, including BT, O2 and Daisy Group, collectively working across 30+ mergers and acquisitions. She is now supporting some of the UK’s most exciting tech and fintech businesses, including Paym, Open Banking and AccessPay.


Adrian BurholtAdrian is an IT and Telecommunications professional who specialises in business strategy and proposition development and delivery.

His experience spans across many facets of the telecoms industry, holding positions at Cable and Wireless and Vodafone.

He has worked in a variety of roles covering handset manufacture, infrastructure, distribution, service provision and network, through to service marketing, strategy, consumer and enterprise proposition development and delivery.

A true innovator, he was co-creator of Vodafone Live! (the first mobile multi-media proposition) and the award winning ‘Vodafone Simply’. Latterly, he was a co-founder and chief executive of The Key Revolution, an award-winning revenue-generating cloud computing business.

Adrian holds a BSc in Electronic Engineering from the University of Kent.

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