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Executive Director, Strategic Communications

Mentors in Hobart

Kate Huntington

Executive Director

Strategic Communications

Kate is a dedicated and strategic engagement and communications executive with extensive expertise in navigating complex policy landscapes and driving transformational change.

She commenced her career in the Australian Public Service working in Indigenous policy roles in Canberra and the Northern Territory and served as an adviser to the Hon Jenny Macklin MP during the Rudd and Gillard governments.

Since Kate joined the University in 2015, she has held a number of communications and engagement roles, including Communications Manager for the Northern Transformation Program and Director of Government Relations.

Appointed as Executive Director, Strategic Communications in 2022, Kate oversees the University’s approach to internal and external communications, government relations and stakeholder engagement. With a genuine passion for fostering stronger civic institutions, Kate strives to promote the University's achievements, build staff engagement and facilitate constructive policy and political engagement.

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