Kate Meyrick is a lawyer with a master’s degree in urban design and estate management. British-born, she has more than twenty-five years in the property industry and has worked throughout Europe and Australia as well as Asia and the USA as an urbanist and place maker. She is well respected for her work in community engagement, project positioning, visioning and place co-creation.
Since 2001 Kate has been based in Australia becoming a citizen in 2006. She has been the chief executive and managing director of The Hornery Institute, a non-profit organisation specialising in community development, for more than a decade. In this capacity she has worked alongside government, industry and community partners to create a shared vision for some of Australia’s most ambitious major urban infrastructure and regeneration projects nationwide.
She has also been influential in shaping thinking about the global competitiveness of Australian cities, the future of Sydney Harbour foreshore and the Sydney Midtown: Central Station precinct. She is a regular speaker, panellist and conference moderator; contributing to in-house and industry training programmes. She is also a thought leader in relation to world class teaching, learning and research environments, talent attraction and innovation precincts.