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Founder and MDUMBRA International
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Founder and MD
UMBRA International

UMBRA SELECT – The Talent Academy – represents ex Military or Civilian support and security staff (PAs, EAs, Chief of Staff, Close Protection) to help build loyal and ‘succession proof’ teams to manage private Clients lives. Elite candidates are known to UMBRA personally as well as being introduced on a daily basis through trusted global networks.

UMBRA ADVISE – The Crisis Concierge – helps individuals and families of influence, power and/or wealth going through crisis or change, such as divorce or relocation, with discreet access to relevant services and suppliers. It provides innovative, professionally and individually tailored advice and project management, with particular expertise in working with Female Principals during the divorce process.

UMBRA SECURE – The Security Concierge – ensures our retained Clients have all their life experiences safely organised through our signature UMBRA Secure Lifestyle Service – a cerebral, discreet and security conscious concierge style service that leverages over 20 years of London driven, and internationally tailored, contacts and connections.

Private client Specialist Kate Bright launched UMBRA International in 2015 to provide Private Clients with access to discrete and personalised Security solutions that more closely matched their pattern of life. Kate Bright, has over 20 years’ experience as a former Personal Assistant (PA), Executive Assistant (EA) and Chief of Staff to high profile & wealthy international families. Today Kate, as the MD of UMBRA, is managing a collective net worth of over £20bn (and rising).

Kate provides clients and their families with ongoing support giving them peace of mind in all aspects of their daily lives. UMBRA delivers rapid and discreet solutions through significant life changes or crisis situations, such as relocation, divorce, or bereavement. The company sources candidates of the highest calibre from Kate’s extensively screened ex-military and civilian network to fulfil the full spectrum of private office requirements (including close protection, PA/EA, Chief of Staff). UMBRA also sources opportunities for young future leaders going into the workplace, transitioning from one career to another in a discreet and handheld manner.

Kate is the Founder of The Network and the organisation’s London branch is hosting multiple events for their 100+ members in collaboration with suppliers. She launched The Network UAE in 2016 in Dubai and The Network NYC in the US in 2017. Kate is also Companion of The Institute of Leadership & Management, Member of The Security Institute, Resolution Member and Member of The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals.

Kate’s philanthropic work includes paddle boarding the Channel in 2016 for the Blue Marine Foundation and she is also a Supporting Wounded Veterans and Veterans Aid Ambassador.

Kate has an extensive list of Pan Industry achievements:

  • 2019 – Shortlisted for the Citywealth Powerwomen Awards
  • 2018 – Shortlisted for British Legal Awards
  • 2018 – Citywealth ‘Leaders List’ – the Private Client Directory of recommended Wealth Managers and Advisers
  • 2018 – TedX talk about Invisible Security “Can Women Protect Men”
English, French

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Security and armed services
My Education
BA Hons in French & Management
Royal Holloway, University of London
London, United Kingdom
Burgess Hill School
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