B.A., Dip.Mktg., M.Litt. (Soc.), PhD (Soc.) GAICD and ARLP Graduate (C19) and Director, KAL Analysis Pty Ltd.
Based in Melbourne, Kate is a social scientist, passionate about increasing collaboration, and its subsequent benefits, between community, industry and government in the area of fisheries and natural resource management. Kate is recognised internationally for her work in fisheries and coastal management, collaborating with industry, policy makers and regulators.
Following a fifteen-year career in marketing and corporate affairs, Kate moved into research in federal fisheries, agriculture and forestry policy, in 2000, and subsequently has been working in her own consultancy fulltime since 2007. She is passionate about supporting communities and grass roots industry and organisations to identify and build their key values with like-minded members of the community, to create successful futures. More recently, the issue of health and safety in the fishing industry, and how we – through management and fisher collaboration – can create safer working environments and futures for all fishers, has been a driving issue for Kate.
Kate is a member on a number of Government panels and not for profit Boards, and continues her academic association and pursuits through Fellowships at the Crawford School, ANU and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Deakin University.