Kitty will join the regenerator of land and property for development and investment from Harwood Real Estate, the property arm of Harwood Capital Group.
She has 14 years of experience in finance, banking and real estate lending, and previously served at DRC Capital and Barclays.
Kitty is also a former national director of the Investment Property Forum.
Jenny Cutler, interim finance director at Harworth, will continue in her role until Kitty takes up her new position.
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Owen Michaelson, chief executive at Harworth Group, said: “We are delighted to welcome Kitty to the board following a rigorous recruitment process.
“She brings a wealth of real estate expertise and capital markets knowledge and will be an extremely strong addition to our senior team.
“Kitty's skills and experience will be invaluable in supporting our ongoing growth ambitions and the continued delivery of market-leading returns.”
Kitty added: “I am very excited to be joining Harworth, given the company's long-term track record of success in realising excellent returns, while remaining true to its principles of planning and delivering high-quality regeneration schemes.
“I look forward to making a significant contribution to the company's future success.”