Kate Bassett

Features editor

Kate has been a business journalist for the past 14 years, editing Real Business magazine and writing for The Times, The Guardian and The Financial Times. At MT, you'll find her interviewing business big shots and entrepreneurs, commissioning columnists and running MT's Inspiring Women event.

Dame Inga Beale: “I was told I didn’t deserve to be alive”

Dame Inga Beale: “I was told I didn’t deserve to be alive”

The former CEO of Lloyd's of London reveals the leadership lessons that shaped her career as one of the most powerful women in the City.

Virgin StartUp's Linda Grant: "How I reinvented myself as a non-exec"

Virgin StartUp's Linda Grant: "How I reinvented myself as a non-exec"

After stepping down as the MD of Metro, Linda Grant wasn't ready to retire - but she didn't want to take on another big corporate role either. Here's how she went plural.

Planet Organic founder: "My business partner tried to oust me. I was blindsided and terrified"

Planet Organic founder: "My business partner tried to oust me. I was blindsided and terrified"

How Planet Organic founder Renée Elliott survived an 11-day trial at the High Court - and won.

Matchesfashion.com co-founder: "Leaders must rethink what's possible and deliver meaningful change"

Matchesfashion.com co-founder: "Leaders must rethink what's possible and deliver meaningful change"

Tom Chapman, co-founder of luxury retailer matchesfashion.com, is championing the next generation of high-growth, high-impact firms.

Revealed: Britain's Most Admired Leaders of 2019

Revealed: Britain's Most Admired Leaders of 2019

The country's top bosses - as voted for by you.

Mary Portas: "I've never been a manager, I don't do detail"

Mary Portas: "I've never been a manager, I don't do detail"

The retail consultant on the worst of alpha males, the future of the high street and rising from the ashes of Brexit.

"The year when everything goes wrong is the year you learn the most"

"The year when everything goes wrong is the year you learn the most"

Fiona Dawson, the global president of Mars Food on staying grounded, keeping moving and taking leadership risks.

McDonald's UK boss: "This is the toughest trading period we've had"

McDonald's UK boss: "This is the toughest trading period we've had"

The 'Lord of the Fries' Paul Pomroy on turnarounds, tennis courts and trading conditions.

The rise of the part-time CEOs

The rise of the part-time CEOs

Working part time doesn't mean you're not ambitious, you're not up for promotion, or you're on the "mummy track".

This is what goes wrong when your culture is too nice

This is what goes wrong when your culture is too nice

As The Social Element's CEO Tamara Littleton discovered, it's possible for teams to be too supportive.