Kathryn has had the opportunity to contribute in a wide range of leadership positions in public and private companies, government bodies and non-profit organisations. Kathryn has also participated in or led Inquiries into Education: the Gonski Review and NSW Catholic Funding Review and is currently leading a Review into Retirement Villages in NSW.

Her professional history has been in social work and early childhood services as well as media roles at Radio 2UE and Channel 10. From 1995 to 2004, Kathryn was an elected Councillor to the Sydney City Council. She is the recipient of an Order of Australia.