Katherine has over 30 years’ experience in developing and delivering strategies for business and government that drive performance, deliver growth and enhance stakeholder engagement. An experienced board member and international executive known for her strategic thinking and commercial acumen she has a strong understanding and a global network across banking, property, trade and investment, urban development and the environment.
Having served as an adviser and Chief of Staff to Australian Federal and State Government Ministers and a trusted adviser to CEOs of Australian top 50 listed corporations, Katherine has a deep knowledge of regulatory and governance frameworks, extensive policy capability, and experience in infrastructure and corporate transactions. Katherine was a founding director of the of Future Cities Collaborative, the sustainable urban development initiative of the University of Sydney, and in 2017 was appointed executive director of the Cities Leadership Institute.
Katherine holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Masters of Business Administration and a Masters of US Studies (Merit) and serves as councillor at Woollahra Municipal Council, Sydney where she served as deputy mayor from 2012 to 2014.