Kate's story

About Kate Philpot

My Biography


Kate Philpot is Senior Director and Global Head of Sales and Service Enablement at Getty Images. 

She is responsible for leading the company-wide Sales and Service onboarding, training and development programme and is also co-founder and co-Chair of the Getty Images Multi-culture Network Employee Resource Group, dedicated to improving representation, visibility and career progression for people of colour within the organisation.

Kate joined Getty Images in 2015 as Sales Training Manager for EMEA, after 15 years of Blue Chip sales, sales leadership and HR experience at Shell UK, Mars and Glaxo Smith Kline. She has also spent several years based out of France delivering commercial negotiation, sales skills, leadership and management training across Europe as an independent consultant. 

Passionate about developing people and driving greater diversity and inclusion in the corporate world, Kate speaks regularly at D&I events, including the annual HRD Conference and D&I Leaders, with a particular focus on the importance of visual content choices in shaping a vision of the future. She’s a coach and mentor to staff within the Getty organisation as well as to young adults via Inspiring the Future and the Islington People Directorate. In addition, she’s a Governor on the Everychild Trust local committee of Sandcross School.