Kathie’s corporate background began in transport/logistics (freight forwarding, courier and general freight), then recruitment and HR, culminating in finding her sweet spot – the Not-for-Profit or ‘For Purpose’ sector (arts, community education, corporate partnerships, sponsorships and fundraising) of which I’ve worked in for well over a decade.
After moving to Australia in 2002 she began working in the recruitment/HR industry, providing not only workforce solutions but driving sponsorships and motivators for both employers and employees, established personality profiling and identifying attitudinal drivers. Kathie then went on to work as a Corporate Partnerships Manager for three large Australian charities and negotiated significant social responsibility programs with ASX listed organisations, coupled with managing fundraising teams, high profile events, direct marketing campaigns, sponsorships, and media relations.
With a passion for community and in particular the arts, she went on to form my own consultancy, Square Pegs. She’s passionate about assisting small to medium arts and social justice organisations source extra funding, sustainability, diversification, and support for their programs through establishing mutually beneficial partnerships, generating revenue and raising their profiles through targeted campaigns and advocacy work.
Specialties: Relationship building, artist promotion, and event management, negotiation of corporate/community partnerships, grants/tender submissions and sponsorship negotiation. Team management and strategic planning. Fundraising campaigns. Contributing articles and conference/forum speaking. Social media management and PR for not-for-profit organisations.