Katherine O’Regan

Executive Director

Cities Leadership Institute, Australia

Clr Katherine is an experienced corporate executive and commercial Board Director specialising in banking and finance, economic development and urban management. Katherine has over thirty years’ experience in developing and implementing growth strategies for business and government. Having served as a Chief of Staff and Advisor to Federal and State Government Ministers and Deputy Mayor, Woollahra Municipal Council where she continues as a Councillor, Katherine has unique insights into the policy, process and priorities of government. This is complimented by an international corporate executive career centred on the banking, financial and property where she gained experience in public private partnerships, corporate transactions and mergers and acquisitions. Katherine has been a member of the Advisory Board of the Future Cities Collaboratives, University of Sydney since its inception and was appointed Executive Director of the Cities Leadership Institute in 2017. Katherine holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Masters of Business Administration and a Masters of US Studies (with Merit) and is Director of leading public policy think tank, The Sydney Institute, Trustee of Local Government Super and Chair of her local Chamber of Commerce.