Kate is a community-based researcher with an interest in community development and organisational change. Kate has consulted for a range of organisations including the Nulungu Research Institute at the University of Notre Dame, the University of Western Australia, Pew Charitable Trusts, the Kimberley Land Council and the Kimberley Institute. Kate has worked with Kimberley communities and organisations on projects concerned with sustainable development, conservation and land management, tropical river research, oral history, native title and cultural heritage protection. Born in Canberra and raised in Papua New Guinea and England, she holds an MA in Anthropology (Development Studies) from Sydney University. Kate joined the Board of EK in 2007, inspired by ‘the considered and informed activism of co-founder Pat Lowe’ and has served as Chairperson of the Board since 2010.