Kate Hobbs

Board Member

April, 2017

Currently holds the position of Manager Studies – Prominent Hill at Oz Minerals. Prior to this she was the Chief Operating Officer of Neutrog Australia after running her own management consulting business for a number of years, Kate has spent much of her career working with senior leaders and their teams to improve their bottom line through more effective business processes. She has a broad range of experience from operational, project and consulting roles across a number of industries and has degrees in marketing, international studies, and mine management. Kate is also a qualified Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt and has proven skills across a range of areas, including strategic planning, management system development and implementation, diverse team leadership, organisational culture, and operational improvement. She is currently Chair of the National Women in Mining Network (WIMnet), immediate Past Chair of WIMnetSA, and an advisory member of the AusIMM Mining Society. First getting involved with Variety as a Bash entrant in 2010, Kate has now been on seven bashes and is a passionate supporter of everything Variety. She is a regular attendee of Variety team fundraisers, Variety children’s events, and Bash get-togethers and can often be seen sporting a costume of some sort.