Managing Director- Australasia
Based in Sydney, Ms Katie Lahey is the Executive Chairman of Australasia for Korn Ferry. She is on the boards of Echo Entertainment and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. Katie is the Chairman of the Tourism and Transport Forum.
Prior to joining Korn/Ferry in March 2011 Ms Lahey, was Chief Executive of The Business Council of Australia (BCA), established in 1983, an association of the chief executive officers of 100 of Australia's largest companies.
Before joining the BCA in 2001, Ms Lahey was the Chief Executive of the State Chamber of Commerce (New South Wales) from 1995 to 2001, Chief Executive of the Sydney City Council from 1992 to 1995, and Chairman and Chief Executive of the Victorian Tourism Commission from 1989 to 1992.
Ms Lahey is an ambassador for the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation and the former Chairman of Carnival Australia, part of the world’s largest cruise company, a former member of the David Jones Board, Australia Council Major Performing Arts Board, Director of Australia Post, Hills Motorway and the Garvan Research Foundation.
In June 2013, Katie was named a Member of the Order of Australia for her services to business and the arts. Katie was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2003 for her contribution to Australian Society in the area of Business Leadership. She earned a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Arts (first class honours) degree from the University of Melbourne, and was awarded the prize for top student in the Master of Business Administration program for her year.