Kate has been the Manager of Tas Gas retail since 2014, a specialist natural gas retailer operating in Tasmania and regional Victoria. Kate has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of tasmania and is currently completing a Masters of Business Administration with a focus on entrepreneurship.
Previous background includes 13 years in the Tasmanian Public Service (Legislative Council, Treasury and Finance, Department of Infrastructure Energy & Resources and the Department of Health & Human Services). Public sector roles started in finance gradually moving into procurement and centralised functions within agencies (strategic planning, operational planning and Ministerial liaison). From the public service Kate moved into the community sector taking up the position of Operations Manager in Colony 47 overseeing the delivery of a diverse range o ffunded initiatives from housing, family support, homeless services, mental health services, settlement services for newly arrived immigrants and an Australian Apprenticeship Centre. From the community sector, Kate spent over 3 years as a professional sales representative with Pfizer Australia promoting cardiovascular and pain medications to Tasmanian specialists, doctors and nurses.
Outside of work, Kate's interests lie in saltwater fishing, scuba diving and camping.