Kate is the Head of Partnerships for TEDxSydney. She sees her role as an advocate and a campaigner for a self-sustaining cultural industry where creativity and ideas are valued and can seek a fair price. She has degrees in art history and business, and a career that has roamed the commercial and not-for-profit arts landscape. After 15 years with organisations like Sotheby's, ArtBank, Art Month Sydney, Sydney Festival & Bundanon Trust she managed a partial retreat from the madness of festival life and moved to the South Coast of NSW to live the cliche- growing veggies, farming chickens and restoring an old farmhouse. She is a Board Director for Underbelly Arts, National Trust of Australia (NSW) and a member of the South Coast Tourism Board.