Kay joined The Nehemiah Project in December 2009 as a Trustee and was subsequently appointed Chief Executive in 2010. She retired in November 2012, and was reappointed as a Trustee. Kay trained as a solicitor with Allen & Overy, and subsequently became Company Secretary and Legal Counsel at The National Theatre. Kay has been involved in prison work for many years as a chaplaincy visitor at HMP Wandsworth, also helping to run Sycamore and the Alpha course in the prison. She has extensive practical experience of successful fundraising.