NSW Telco Authority
Kate’s undergraduate degree in arts/welfare and interest in social justice saw her early career focused on working with homeless children, young people, those in the child protection system and those at risk of homelessness. Kate worked in the non-government sector in areas including western and inner Sydney as well as the Illawarra.
After 10 years at the coalface of service delivery, Kate moved into social policy with the NSW Government Community Services Commission. She was part of the initial wave of staff charged with the establishment of the Commission for Children and Young People and its first inquiry into support for children with no-one to turn to.
Kate graduated to the development of social policy in central government and specialised in strategic and transformational policies and programs while completing a masters in executive public administration. Kate has held executive roles in infrastructure, planning and natural resource, and transport, with responsibilities for programs such as Opal, customer digital transformation, customer design and wayfinding.
Kate joined the NSW Telco Authority as Managing Director in June 2016. The Telco Authority coordinates operational communications for NSW Government agencies. Kate maintains a passion for supporting our front line to provide the best possible service to the people of NSW.
Kate and her two daughters enjoy the benefits of living in Sydney’s inner west.
Thursday 8 June 9.00am-9.30am – Wireless communications in NSW: today and tomorrow