Panelist Profile


Kathy Atkinson

Kettle Foods Ltd, Legal Director (UK)


Kathy Atkinson joined Kettle Foods, the premium snack business known for brands such as KETTLE® Chips and Metcalfe’s® popcorn, in 2004.  As legal Director, she is responsible for the legal function which provides legal services to the business across a wide range of activities in the consumer branded goods sector. She is company secretary, and a member of the management board responsible for the group’s activities in Europe. She is also a non-executive director of the group’s Dutch subsidiary which manufactures vegetable chips.

Prior to joining Kettle Foods Kathy spent 8 years in the electricity industry in a number of in-house counsel roles, advising on commercial and corporate law. She qualified as a solicitor in 1999.