Kathy Arundale joined Granada Television in 1957 as the secretary to the Assistant Chief Accountant, just a year after the company had begun transmitting.

She spent seven years working in accounts before moving into personnel and after three years there she became personal assistant to Sir Denis Forman who was at that time Programme Controller and managing director.

She remained with Sir Denis until 1987 when he moved his office permanently to London.

At that point she took over responsibility for the Granada Foundation, and although now retired she continues to serve as a member of the Foundation’s Advisory Council.

She also looked after the Granada art collection.