Kate is a Director and Manager People and Culture at locally owned engineering firm Structex. Structex operates small niche teams that combine the knowledge and experience of a large engineering consultancy with the effectiveness, close business relationships and agility of a small team. With offices spread around 6 regions in New Zealand we deliver our services via a network of small teams that support the engineered aspects of projects all the way – concept, strategy design, structural engineering, and post-project review.
After completing her studies in both ECE teaching and a BA in Psychology at Canterbury University Kate has worked in various industries within Christchurch before joining Structex 8 years ago. It is here that she has found her passion in helping the businesses to nurture and grow their biggest asset, their people. The motto “we don’t build a business, we build our people and the people build the business” is something that drives Kate’s passion as she works with the leadership teams within the businesses to realise the potential of their staff.
With a solid background in the commercial and corporate world and a proven record in organisation and leadership Kate enjoys the challenges of balancing a busy working life with family demands taking time to ensure our beautiful city.