Kate Aitken
CEW Scholarships Committee

Kate is a highly motivated and experienced business and HR professional with strong leadership, management, change and communication skills. She is commercially astute with a broad perspective of the corporate landscape.

Kate has extensive experience in Australia, New Zealand, APAC and Europe, with a deep understanding of investment banking, markets, funds management and private wealth businesses, and the functions that support and enable them.

In her role as Chief of Staff and co-COO Kate worked closely with the CEO and division heads on business and client strategy, planning and execution. She had oversight of the government and community engagement strategy and played a leadership role on regulatory, corporate communication and reputational issues.

With over 15yrs HR experience and more than 20yrs industry experience, Kate has also led strategies and teams through a number of major business and economic events, including business divestment and on going commercial partnership arrangements.

In her previous role as Co-Head Human Capital Management Asia Pacific, she was responsible for the full suite of HR practices including remuneration and benefits, employee relations, HRIS, talent acquisition, leadership development and succession, manager effectiveness, performance management, diversity and inclusion.

Kate currently sits on the CEW Scholarships Committee and is a board member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and Bus Stop Films as well as a Founding Member of the Minerva Network.