Kate Hall-Tipping

Co-Director & Strategic Planning Advisor

After graduating in physiological sciences, Kate worked in the media industry before joining the National Museum of Science and Industry, a family of British museums that includes the Science Museum, London. At the Science Museum, Kate managed the museum’s commercial exhibitions and consulted to both government organizations and international corporations.

In 2007 she set up KCA London with her colleagues, and has since directed a range of projects including, alongside Saudi co-partners, TalentS: the design and development of Mishkat, a science centre in Riyadh which opened early 2012; Saudi 2050, an exhibition introducing energy sustainability, for Saudi Aramco and King Abdullah City of Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE), an exhibition introducing K.A.CARE’s mission to Saudi science and technology graduates, and an exhibition concept encouraging energy efficiency for Saudi Aramco.
In addition, Kate led the masterplanning and operational strategy for an outreach project for the Qatar Museums Authority, an exhibition for Colgate Palmolive, and is currently overseeing the early development stages for a future EXPO national pavilion, a concept for a national museum, and a permanent exhibition that takes a historical perspective to energy sciences.

Robust operational planning and science communication support is an important element of KCA’s services, and Kate works alongside her colleagues to mentor and train the team at Mishkat as well as offering a range of operational and training services to other clients in Europe and around the world, including BP for their pavilion at the London 2012 Games and the Malta Council of Science and Technology.