Chair Profile

‘I believe that people and purpose are the genesis of any organisation. Throughout my career I’ve experienced the power of open dialogue and embracing diverse viewpoints to solve challenges and having access to a confidential peer group takes leadership development up another notch.’

Kate Chalk is a seasoned business leader with over 30 years of diverse and extensive experience from an early career as an Australian Leader of a global travel group to CEO of a tech start-up, and more recently director and founder of Kate Chalk Advisory.

Her career trajectory has equipped her with a unique skill set and an in-depth understanding across a range of different industries such as Travel, Technology, Fitness, Retail, Real Estate and Agriculture.

During Kate’s tenure as CEO of RESO, a property technology business, she demonstrated her capability in leading from the ground up leveraging her strategic skill set, managing risk, legal compliance, capital raising, and overseeing holistic business operations. Her leadership was instrumental in driving the success of the online software, resulting in over $1 billion in property sales within the first three years.

Kate’s background as a Managing Director at Healthy Inspirations Frewville and Prospect informed her comprehensive grasp of executive leadership, encompassing everything from financial planning and recruitment to coaching and change management.

Dedication to making a positive difference is clear through Kate’ involvement as a non-executive director at Habitat for Humanity International. Her strong belief in creating meaningful social change is in perfect harmony with her core principles of leadership.

Professional Highlights:

  • Leader for Flight Centre Brand (Aust.) responsible for a business with 1200 people and 2B Turnover
  • Launched and ran two successful fitness business for 12 years to successful exit.
  • CEO of Tech startup transacted $1b in property sales in first 3 years.
  • Non-executive experience of an NFP
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