Kate Reardon, journalist, author and editor of Tatler magazine.
Having started her career as US Vogue’s youngest ever fashion assistant, Kate quickly rose to become the (youngest ever) fashion director of Tatler magazine, at the age of 21. Her stellar career flourished: in 1999 she became a founding advisory board member of Net a Porter and also became a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. In 2007 she founded her own tech start up,TopTips.com which was a multi platform success, creating significant advertising revenue, a column in The Daily Mail, a regular slot on ITV breakfast television and two bestselling books. She was appointed editor of Tatler in 2010. Kate has also contributed to most of the UK’s national newspapers, including writing three columns in The Times, who named her one of Britain’s best writers.
“As someone who has been obsessed with the creative process his entire adult life, I found Kate’s presentation at Wilton Park’s forum in Los Angeles to be not only compelling, but fun as well. Which was, of course, the whole point: creativity starves unless it’s richly endowed with the frivolity and warmth required to unlock the kind of risk-taking that yields truly new ideas. Kate’s brilliant articulation of this important principle to some of the most creative minds on the planet was enthusiastically received.”
(US Admiral Sandy Winnefeld, ex-Vice Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff)