Kate Distin is the Finance Manager for Dart Harbour, she is responsible for ensuring the finances of the organisation are managed in an accountable and auditable manner. She prepares monthly reports, budgets and forecasts to assist the CEO and the Board to make informed financial decisions. She ensures that there are adequate internal controls, policies, and procedures in place and that these are regularly reviewed.
Kate manages the preparation of the authority statutory financial accounts, pilotage accounts, and pensions accounts. Kate oversees the efficient and effective day-to-day financial operations.
Kate works closely with Duchy of Cornwall with regard to the fundus rental of the river bed. She is company secretary for Dart House Ltd. She is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians and a Sage specialist.
Kate has worked for Dart Harbour for over 20 years and brings a wealth of local knowledge to the authority, she is a strong supporter of all things Dartmouth! In her spare time, Kate is a keen rower, having won the South Coast Championship three times in her youth! A keen walker, sailor and electric bike rider.