Kate is a passionate urbanist and place maker with more than 25 years of international experience working throughout Australia, as well as Asia, Europe and the United States.  She is globally respected for her expertise in visioning and positioning city scale precincts, working sensitively with stakeholders and the community to co-create powerful new futures for well-loved places.

She has been influential in shaping thinking about the global competitiveness of Australian Cities, their future identity and quality of life.  A regular speaker, panellist and conference moderator; Kate is recognised as a thought leader in relation to city-shaping, knowledge and innovation precincts and talent attraction.

Kate thrives on collaboration and works effectively in partnership with government, community, non-profit and private sector stakeholders.  She has strong experience in conceptualising and delivering complex urban projects: working with a diverse mix of stakeholders to curate a bold and innovative vision for future urban life that will deliver enduring shared value outcomes.

Kate’s vast project experience includes, but is not limited to, the following: 

Google Place Experience Silicon Valley, California

Neighbourhood experience + place making strategy for Moffett Park and North Bayshore

SEQ City Deal: Innovation Precincts Strategy + Trade and Enterprise Spine

Industry engagement and strategy development, health and life-science, transport, agribusiness and advanced manufacturing. Executive reporting.

Australian National University “Kambri” Village

Needs assessment, project definition, community co creation and stakeholder management, vision and positioning.  Executive reporting.

International Convention Centre/Darling Square Sydney

Project positioning and place and public realm proposition.  Community Engagement and concept development of civic anchors.

Aura, Sunshine Coast

Project positioning, vision and place principles for a 2,000 hectare, 50,000 person city on the Sunshine Coast.

Sydney Olympic Park

Project positioning and strategic direction, visioning and identification of signature projects ahead of the masterplan refresh.  Stakeholder engagement.

Sydney Airport

Precedent study underpinning the new airport masterplan, defining critical success factors for airports, their role in city making, defining economic advantage and anchoring industry clusters.

City-shaping urban regeneration projects are my passion. At all levels, I aim to inspire transformational thinking and impact-orientated outcomes. My work is strategic and influences the formative stages of the project lifecycle.