Kath Martin

Kath Martin

Company: Kimberly-Clark

Job title: Manufacturing Director for Personal Care Europe


Kathryn (Kath) Martin is the Manufacturing Director for Personal Care Europe at Kimberly-Clark. She has Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Chemistry from the University of Oxford, and began her career as a scientist with the UK Atomic Energy Authority.

She joined Kimberly-Clark in 2001 as a Procurement Manager, and since then has progressed through a variety of roles, including Global Packaging Director and APAC Procurement Director. In 2015 she moved to Czechia to become a factory manager and more recently, she was UK Manufacturing Director before being appointed to her current role in January 2023.

Kath is responsible for two factories in Czechia and one in UK, which make market leading hygiene products under the Huggies and Kotex brand names.

Kath is an experienced Supply Chain leader and takes pride in growing her people and enabling them to reach their potential. In addition to her core role, she is currently leading Kimberly-Clark’s Women In Operations team, focused to developing a more inclusive environment in factories and encouraging more women into manufacturing.

Kath lives in Brighton, UK with her husband James, two children David (17) and Helen (16) and three dogs! Kath is a keen runner and is Run Director at her local parkrun.


Workshop A: Shifting to sustainable supply chains 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Chaired by Sophie Bidwell, Director, Springwise Sponsored by JRP Solutions     Read more

day: DAY 1 - 1 March 2023
stream: Workshop