Kate has significant experience in heavy industries including construction, law enforcement and on the waterfront – highly challenged, heavily unionised environments. Kate has held senior roles in HR and prides herself on her practical and humanistic approach. Kate is a trusted adviser on employee welfare and engagement issues, conflict resolution, training programs, investigations, and work culture. She has experience in large scale enterprise bargaining negotiations and representation of employers in a range of jurisdictions for complex workplace complaints and claims. Her roles have taken in both human resources generalist functions, and specialist workplace relations roles. Kate has completed a number of short-term contracts in her career, and this has given her a capacity to quickly build relationships, pick-up issues without needing hand-holding, and to demonstrate her value immediately.