Kate Shane

Head of Blackpool Cluster, Merlin Entertainments Group

Kate works for Merlin Entertainments Group PLC and is Head of Cluster Attractions in Blackpool, including the Blackpool Tower, Circus and Ballroom, Madame Tussauds, Sea Life and the Dungeons. The Cluster employs up to 350 local people and makes significant investment in training and developing the team, offering excellent opportunities to those who want a career in an industry that sells fun!
Prior to taking the role as Head of Cluster, Kate was the General Manager of the Blackpool Tower.
Kate also has additional roles in the local area, she is a Non-Exec Director for Blackpool Transport,  is on the Board of the Blackpool Pride of Place initiative which is a Business in the Community project, and is also on the Steering Group for LeftCoast, part of the ACE Creative People and Places initiative.  
Kate is a passionate advocate of Blackpool and has a genuine desire to create a better future and improve opportunities for those who live, work and visit the resort, and she is proud to be part of the Blackpool and The Fylde College which plays a significant role in the future of the area.