Kate has held positions in local government, tertiary education and the health and community sectors. She joined the Wellington Community Trust in 2013 as the Funding Advisor.
After a stint of nursing which she decided wasn’t quite her cup of tea, Kate travelled for a couple of years before moving back home to Melbourne. She completed her BA at Melbourne Uni where she later became the Arts Officer. Prior to this she was the Leisure/Arts Officer at Fitzroy City Council. She fed her on-going passion for performing arts – devising, directing and performing as one of the many Melbourne fringe theatre dwellers in the 1980s.
Kate also has a Diploma of Horticulture and worked for a Heritage Garden consultancy firm as a researcher before moving to Auckland with her family 8 years ago. There she completed her Master of Arts Management (AUT) whilst working in the Department of Performing & Screen Arts and Research Office at Unitec.
Kate moved to Wellington in March 2013 and quickly discovered that it is simply quite fabulous. She has been on several committees, was a Board member at her children’s schools and the Convenor of their environment committee. Her volunteer work has recently included working for Refugee Services in the re-settlement programme with 2 wonderful families from Myanmar.