McKinsey & Company
Senior Implementation Leader
Prior to working for McKinsey where she supports global clients in implementing their strategies, Kate Farrar was the Managing Director of QEnergy, an electricity retailer serving small business clients throughout Australia. Kate was also the Chief Operating Officer of Ergon Energy’s Powerdirect Australia business, growing it to become one of Australia’s top five energy retailers. In 2007 Kate led the sale of Powerdirect to AGL for $1.2bn, $0.5bn above expectations.
Kate has also spent much of her career in Finance, having worked with BZW, Suncorp and Morgans Stockbroking. Kate was a Director with Mater Health Services and UnityWater, and chaired the Boards of the Queensland Music Festival and the Energy Retailers Association of Australia.
In 2006 Kate won Queensland Business Review’s Public Sector 'Women in Business' award and was a Queensland finalist in the Hudson Community and Government Award category of the Telstra Business Women’s Awards.