Kathryn McKenzie’s role of Finance Manager at DKO requires comprehensive understanding of the needs of both the studio’s finance and creative arms. Kathryn studied accountancy at The University of Canterbury before leaving New Zealand to pursue a career in the UK. From London she managed finance for an array of renowned firms. Six years at a high-profile advertising agency was her first immersion alongside creative professionals, an experience changing the context in which she views her role. At DKO since 2016, Kathryn sees herself has a facilitator for the ideas of the studio’s designers. Her efficiency in her role is thanks to her understanding of the needs of creatives emanating from a genuine appreciation and relation to the final products.