Assistant Secretary-General, UNFPA
She was the Executive Deputy Secretary-General of Amnesty International in London from 2000 to 2010, where she led broad organisational change and had more than 450 staff based in offices worldwide.
Kate joined the international secretariat in 2001 following a stint as national director of Amnesty International in Australia. Previously, Kate worked in the Australian health sector, during which time she established the first Centre for Sexual Assault (CASA) for the support of rape victims, and helped to establish the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture.
The 2008 Community Leadership Oration: At Home and Away: Now more than ever, global issues need local community leadership
At its very best, localism tailors solutions for the specific contours of local reality. It's humanising, accessible, self-empowering. It involves and it dignifies.