Katherine has been Welfare Rights Centre’s Executive Director since 2019, having started as Coordinator/Principal Solicitor in 2016. She leads the Centre’s strategic planning, staff and organisational management, policy development, law reform and public advocacy. Katherine is focussed on leading a high quality client-centred service that advocates for a fair social security system by raising awareness of the impact of social security law and policy on people needing income support. Katherine has worked in the community legal sector, union movement, private practice and public sector for more than 25 years. Her connection to Welfare Rights Centre goes back to the mid-1990s, when she volunteered on the advice line. Katherine is also Deputy Chair of Economic Justice Australia’s Board.