Brief Bio

Kate CarruthersKate Carruthers is a business leader who has delivered strategic IT, marketing, social, and digital solutions for diverse organisations across the private sector and government. She is deeply involved with social media and the digital revolution. She is deeply involved with social media and the digital revolution. Over the past few years Kate has worked with business, web, and marketing teams to deliver integrated digital and marketing strategies.

Kate has completed postgraduate studies in management, marketing and e-commerce. In addition to consulting, Kate has also delivered business management training (Diploma of Business and Certificate IV in Business) and coaching to clients including NSW Department of Commerce and Office of Fair Trading. Previously she lectured at Macquarie University in the Graduate Accounting Program.

She has worked in senior executive roles with a broad range of organisations including – Westfield Ltd, NSW State Treasury, General Electric, AMP Limited, Citibank, and the National Trust of Australia. Currently Kate is working with big data, strategic business intelligence and data governance at UNSW Australia.

In recent years Kate has also become involved in start-ups and the local entrepreneur community. She co-founded Social Innovation Sydney with the goal of bringing change-makers together for collaboration and creation of new businesses.

Kate is a long standing member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers and was a Senior Member of the Australian Computer Society. For a number of years Kate was on the Advisory Board for the Faculty of Informatics at the University of Wollongong.

Kate can be found online: her personal blog is and Twitter @kcarruthers