Katherine O'Regan

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Katherine O'Regan

Non Executive Director, Sport NSW
Non Executive Director, The Sydney Institute
Strategic Advisor, KTO Pty Ltd

Current Positions

Non Executive Director, Sport NSW
Non Executive Director, The Sydney Institute
Strategic Advisor, KTO Pty Ltd


Previous Positions

Deputy Mayor, Woollahra Council
Vice President, American Australian Association (New York)
Chief of Staff, Minister for Environment and Heritage (NSW)

Areas of Expertise

Business Business and Government, Domestic Economy, Environmental Issues, Global Economy, Industry Development / Policy, International Trade, Women in Business
Finance Finance and Government
Government Domestic Relations, Government Regulation, International Relations
Not for Profit Community Engagement, Environment, Conservation and Heritage, Government Regulation and Legislation, Women

Biography

Katherine is a seasoned business leader with experience in finance, property and government in Australia and the United States. As a strategic thinker who strives for high performance, she has a track record of identifying issues and implementing solutions that develop people and organisations to deliver what matters most.

Passionate about sport, she commenced her career as a sports scientist, training and testing elite athletes and rising to manage the Women and Sport Unit, Australian Institute of Sport, and later a team member with the mission to prepare Australian athletes for the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Moving from the sports field to the field of politics, Katherine was Adviser to Federal Ministers (Sport and Tourism, Finance) and more recently the Chief of Staff to the Minister for Environment and Heritage (NSW). She has well-tuned policy capability and unique insights into government and politics that have been successfully applied to build and deliver business outcomes including financial and corporate transactions, investment banking bids and tenders, public private partnerships, mergers and acquisitions and crisis management.

Her strategic execution skills have been applied to building brands, repositioning organisations, and change management in the banking and finance, trade, property, and resource sectors.

From athlete and coach, to manager and trusted adviser, Katherine has a leadership style that is founded on high performance, team work and success, supported by a Bachelor of Applied Science, Masters of Business Administration and a Masters of US Studies.

With a strong focus on community responsibility and local service delivery, Katherine was elected Deputy Mayor, Woollahra Council in 2012. She is also a Director of the public policy think tank, The Sydney Institute.

Katherine established a consultancy in 2012, providing strategic advice to business, government and industry groups to improve performance, communication, reputation management and policy development.

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