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Kate Burns is the General Manager for Europe, responsible for developing and scaling business and growth for BuzzFeed across the region. Kate is a well-respected internet advertising veteran and was the first international hire at Google as Director, UK Ireland and Benelux.
Prior to BuzzFeed, Kate was Vice President & Managing Director, Europe at Bebo and then CEO of AOL Europe, where she oversaw the day-to-day operations of AOL's UK and Ireland business. During her time at AOL, she successfully reset the strategy and rebuilt the business into a profitable model. Kate is a regular fixture in the digital marketing and advertising scene, frequently speaking on digital and social advertising future trends. Kate is also a keen horsewoman (show jumping) and regularly competes at national level.