Over the past 17 years, Kathy has held senior government executive positions in the Commonwealth Department of Health and Queensland Health.
Kathy brings extensive understanding of the Australian health system and highly developed skill sets across performance, financial and risk judgement, and corporate governance.
Kathy held a senior executive role in the Queensland Department of Health for three-and-a-half years. Prior to this, she was engaged in various roles across the Commonwealth Department of Health in the Queensland State Office, including State Director of Primary Health Care, State Director for the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, and Acting Queensland State Manager across aged care, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and primary health care.
She has also worked as Deputy Director of QCOSS and Deputy Director of Queensland Council of Carers.
During her career, Kathy has developed great interest and understanding of overarching systems of care as they operate across the social, community and health services programme areas.
She moved permanently to Hobart in late 2020 but has been closely linked to Tasmania for the last twenty years with family living in the Huon Valley and Hobart.