Kate McKenzie

Non-Executive Director

Term of Office

Ms McKenzie was appointed as a Director effective 1 December 2019. Her current term will expire on 30 November 2022.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Ms McKenzie has significant corporate governance experience. Before joining the Board of nbn, she was on the Board of Allianz for 8 years, Foxtel for 4 years, Sydney Water, Reach, CSL and WorkCover.

Prior to embarking on her corporate governance career Ms McKenzie was Chief Executive Officer of Chorus, a publicly listed New Zealand telecommunications company and prior to that she spent 12 years as a senior executive of Telstra where her final role was as Chief Operating Officer with a team of 30,000 staff and an operating budget of $7b. Ms McKenzie also had an extensive career in the public sector where she was Chief Executive Officer of the New South Wales Department of Commerce, Chief Executive Officer of WorkCover and was involved in a range of micro economic reform initiatives.

She has a passion for innovation and technology and for building great cultures and teams as well as delivering growth, productivity and change management.

Ms McKenzie has a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws with a strong track record in understanding government and regulatory environments. She is also is a member of Chief Executive Women, has served on the Telstra Foundation, Telstra’s philanthropic arm and has had a long history of involvement in promoting the interests of indigenous communities.

Current Company Directorships

Ms McKenzie is a Non-Executive Director of AMP Limited, Healius Limited and Stockland Corporation Limited.

Board Committee Memberships

Ms McKenzie is a member of NBN Co’s Audit and Risk Committee, Financing Committee, Nominations Committee and People and Remuneration Committee.