Katherine O’Regan: “Leading Advocacy”

Katherine O'Reagan

The industry is constantly changing giving rise to new entrants, new operating environment, new players and new challenges. Shaping the future to enable equitable access, quality products and services, long term planning and professional standards requires strong, informed and politically astute advocacy. This presentation explores different advocacy approaches.

Katherine is an experienced executive and commercial Board Director specialising in urban management, finance and economic development. She has strong strategic abilities, commercial acumen and international experience across banking and property, infrastructure, innovation, urban development and the environment.

Katherine O’Regan has developed and implemented growth strategies for cities, business and government. In 2017 Katherine was appointed Executive Director of the Cities Leadership Institute, a not for profit dedicated to building the capacity of urban leaders to make cities, towns and communities great places.

Katherine also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Sydney Business Chamber, Chair of Rookwood General Cemetery and a Board member of the Sydney Institute.

She previously served as a Chief of Staff and Advisor to Federal and State Government Ministers and Deputy Mayor, Woollahra Municipal Council holding office as a Councillor for five years.

Formally an athlete, scientist, and coach Katherine has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Sports Science), Masters of Business Administration and a Masters of US Studies (with Merit).


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