Kate commenced her legal career at Freehills on the pilot’s dispute. This lifetime, she has published papers on fake online reviews (2015), cloud computing (2016), online behavioural advertising (2016), and the consumer internet of things (2017). She has written extensive submissions to many governmental inquiries as to tech issues and law throughout 2018 and 2019, presented to the ACCC on multiple occasions, and gave the keynote address at the 2018 Consumer Congress. Her strong interest in connecting consumer and privacy law and protection, with good corporate governance and consumer trust, arose when a corporate lawyer at Toyota Australia in the nineties. She has since worked in the automotive, plastics, electricity, marine and mining industries, written and presented trade practices compliance programmes for both listed and unlisted corporations, specialised in contracts, marketing and advertising, and advised recall committees. She is a member of the Qld Law Society competition and consumer committee and the QLS privacy and data committee. Kate teaches postgrad Information Technology & the Law at Bond University and is ranked as a high performing educator by her students. She won the Vice Chancellor’s award for an exceptional doctoral thesis in 2018.
Kate is afraid that lifelong learning is too short for this globalised highly-connected world.