Kate Pounder


    Kate Pounder


    Kate has a passion for public policy, strategy, technology and innovation. She has worked across the public, private and non-profit sectors, most recently for McKinsey & Company, where she helped establish their digital and public sector practices in Australia. She served a range of public sector clients on topics including economic development and investment strategies, digital transformation, leadership and capability building and implementation of major change programs.

    Prior to joining McKinsey, she worked with technology and media companies and clients, including Network Ten in policy, strategy and advocacy roles with a focus on content policy and digital transition and adoption, and NICTA (now Data61), where she helped convene industry / research collaborations that used cutting edge data analytics and optimisation to solve public and private sector challenges.

    Kate has also worked for the Australian Industry Group, Australia’s largest industry association, where she led research, policy and advocacy work on technology issues. The research programs she led included studies into the relationship between technology and productivity in Australian companies, and business users’ needs from broadband.

    Kate began her career in Australia’s Federal Government, working on major communications and digital economy policy reforms, including media ownership, content and classification policy, sporting rights and the switch to digital television.

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