Kate is a disability advocate and mother of two children who have Fragile X full mutation.
She is based in Melbourne and has been director of a consulting organisation that specialises in supporting and empowering participants in the National Disability Insurance Scheme. She has represented families of children with disabilities on a number of consumer and advocacy bodies, and has presented at a wide range of forums on inclusion of people with disabilities, disability supports and NDIS. Originally an environmental engineer, Kate has experience working in board and management roles in the not-for-profit, government and consulting sectors. Kate loves yoga and the Australian bush, and is attempting to establish a sensory garden at home with the help of her children and husband Stuart. Kate was re-appointed to the Board for a third term at the Annual General Meeting on 20 November 2022.