Kathryn is a Law Society Accredited Specialist in the area of Employment and Industrial Law. She holds a Masters of Labour Law and Relations, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and a Certified Professional Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (CAHRI). Kathryn has also completed the “Leading Professional Service Firms” executive education program run by Harvard Business School.
Kathryn has practised exclusively as a workplace relations lawyer for in excess of 20 years advising and representing employers across a range of industries in non-litigious as well as litigious labour and employment law matters and more recently Boards in relation to corporate governance issues. A lawyer who prides herself on her accessibility, responsiveness and pragmatic approach in partnering with clients has seen Kathryn regularly engaged to investigate and mediate workplace disputes and to deliver corporate training across all levels of an organisation including to Boards and senior executives. Kathryn also enjoys regularly presenting at seminars and conferences and conducting Board evaluations and is a current author of several chapters of the LexisNexis publication “Workplace Law”.
In addition to employer clients, Kathryn has also been a long-term advisor to membership-based organisations and their members, as well as senior executives and holds the position of non-executive Director on the Board of The Cerebral Palsy Alliance, convenes the NSW ER/IR Committee for AHRI and has recently been appointed to the National Advisory Board for Employment for the Accommodation Association of Australia.