Kate has a strong background in stakeholder engagement, education and training, across a diverse range of industries. Originally studying and working in the IT industry, Kate was an IT Consultant and Project Manager for large corporations, before moving into a Business Relationship Management role at The University of Melbourne. Following this move into the education sector, Kate obtained a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and became a trainer of the unemployed at Melbourne City Mission. It was at the Mission that Kate found her passion for education and employment and studied her Graduate Certificate in Careers and Education Development. Most recently, Kate managed a team of Careers Counsellors at RMIT University. This role was dedicated to ensuring that prospective TAFE students selected the right course for them.