Kate came into cyber security and privacy from a pretty non-traditional background. Her degree is in German and Philosophy and she started her career in strategic sales and marketing consulting. But thanks to a series of fortunate events, she ended up in an industry she believes in, working with people who inspire her. Kate has worked for and with amazing global tech companies including Microsoft and Symantec and more recently spent over ten years in various senior cyber and privacy leadership roles at the National Broadband Network (NBN Co)

In her current role as a Partner in the Deloitte cyber team she is the Technology, Media and Telco Sectors Lead and Sydney lead for Data and Privacy. She is also the mum to two young children and feels passionately about driving and loudly supporting sustainable change that enables everyone to love what they do at work and at home.