About Kate (Kathryn) McKenzie
Ms McKenzie was appointed as a Non-executive Director effective 25 February 2021. Kate was appointed as a member of the People & Governance Committee and as a member of the Risk Management Committee on the same date.
Kate is a highly experienced Chief Executive Officer and Non-executive Director with extensive experience in large change management. After starting her career in the public sector, Kate joined Telstra in 2004 as Group Managing Director Regulatory, Public Policy & Communications. In her 12 years at Telstra, Kate held a range of executive roles in strategy, marketing, products and wholesale. Prior to leaving Telstra, Kate was Chief Operating Officer, responsible for networks, IT, field services, property and NBN relations and delivery. In 2017 Kate was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Chorus, a New Zealand listed telecommunications company. Kate is passionate about innovation and technology, and co-founded muru-D, an incubator which has produced 44 graduating companies, with 41 still in operation; Gurrowa, a co-creation lab, and partnerships with universities, such as investment in Quantum Computing with the University of New South Wales.