• Director since 2016
  • Member of the Finance and Audit Committee
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Bachelor of Arts, FAICD

Kate is a long time fan and supporter of the Geelong Cats, having followed them since first seeing them when she lived in Geelong for a time while working in the histopathology laboratory at the Geelong Hospital. And she is especially excited to see the development of women’s football.

Kate works as a director of a number of companies. These include UGL, Fletcher Building and SMEC, all in the engineering and construction sectors, as well as Sonic Healthcare and Sigma Pharmaceutical in the healthcare area. She is also a director of Adairs, a linen and home furnishing company.

Prior to working as a director, Kate was a lawyer for some years in Adelaide and worked mostly in prosecutions, as well as in the workplace health and safety and industrial areas. She moved to Melbourne with her Geelong fanatic husband and her children in 2000.

Kate has a deep interest in physical and mental wellbeing, particularly in the workplace, and is working to sustain programs to focus on this area in companies where she works. Player wellbeing, both on and off the field, and also post football career, is something she sees as a high priority in football clubs.