Kate Costello is the Principal of Governance Matters and widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts in her field.
A law graduate from the University of Melbourne, the inspiration for a career in governance came while working in management at a commercial law firm, where she discovered that many of the company directors she interacted with felt they needed assistance. They wanted to learn more about their duties and responsibilities and understand how they could better serve the organisations they represented at board level.
She has added enormous value to companies – either as a consultant or a director – by helping them to articulate a strategy, align business plans and measure outcomes. She has served as chair of Saab ITS, Bassett Consulting Engineers and accounting firm, Accru Harris Orchard and held directorships at companies such as Integrated Research Ltd, The South Australian TAB, Festival City Broadcasters Ltd and Saab Systems Pty Ltd.
Kate, who currently chairs LBT Innovation Ltd (an ASX listed company) and MGA Whittles Group Future Directions Committee, is also one of the most innovative people in her industry. She is recognised for devising new and enriching ways of imparting her considerable governance knowledge to her local and international client base.