Kate is currently the Director of Deals, Investment and Major Projects at Wyndham City, where she has played a critical role in securing a new A League team for Melbourne’s West and developing the Public-Private-Partnership deal that will see Australia’s first privately owned sports stadium built in Wyndham.
Kate has extensive experience in developing major sports facilities and previously held an executive position at Tennis Australia as Manager of the Melbourne Park Redevelopment, where she was responsible for overseeing the development of the masterplan vision the upgrading of facilities for the Australian Open Tennis Championship, and in securing almost a billion dollars in government funding for these works. She has also spent time with major international professional sports teams and venues studying world’s best practice models.
Kate has also been a strong advocate for creating visionary cities of the future and was the CEO of the Committee for Melbourne where she successfully led a broad cross-section of Melbourne’s most influential companies and institutions to develop initiatives that ensured Melbourne continued to grow as a prosperous globally connected city and retain its mantle as the ‘World’s most liveable city’.
She is an experienced non-executive director and is currently Vice President of the Melbourne Football Club, Chair of the Metro Trains Advisory Board and the Victorian Regional Channels Authority, is a Board Member of the Ministerial Review into Planning and Essential Services, and a member of the Ministerial Freight Advisory Council. Kate is also a sought-after media and public speaker and appears regularly as an expert commentator on ABC’s television’s NewsBreakfast programme.