Kathryn Anderson


About Kathryn

Motivated and genuine, Kathryn is calm in her approach to solving complex problems. Kathryn draws on thirty years of public sector experience to help organisations work better for their own people and to deliver greater public impact.

Kathryn’s skills in strategy, organisational development, transformation and driving change are underpinned by her strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Her ability to help organisations transition to contemporary and innovative ways of working, while maintaining and strengthening their culture makes Kathryn a highly sought after and trusted advisor.

Prior to joining Cube, Kathryn served as a Deputy Secretary in the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and the Department of Health and Human Services. Her achievements included developing and implementing a new structure and operating model that put the community at the centre of DELWP’s work, developing their Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and driving the implementation of ‘all roles flex’ and gender pay audits. She also led the department’s Digital First strategy to build digital capability. At DHHS, she facilitated departmental participation in external reviews, including Royal Commissions, coronial inquests, Ombudsman investigations and VAGO audits. She also designed and implemented the Youth Support Service, an early intervention program to help young people at risk of entering the youth justice system.

Kathryn served on the Board of Cenitex, the Victorian Government’s ICT shared service provider, building a more customer-focused strategy.

A Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (Vic), Kathryn was named one of the Top 50 Public Sector Women in Victoria in 2019. She jointly leads facilitation of ANZSOG’s Deputies Leadership Program.

We think Kathryn’s calm approach has to do with her time spent on the yoga mat or running around the Tan. When she is not at work you will find her immersed in a book or planning her next trip around the globe (now that travel restrictions are lifted!)

Experience  |  Highlights

Kathryn's recent work includes:
  • Leading strategic planning for key Victorian entities, including sensitive stakeholder engagement
  • Leading client and service system mapping for multicultural communities interacting with Victoria’s family violence system
  • Supporting leading not-for-profit organisations to plan for growth
  • Designing a new integrated service to help Victorians requiring accommodation and support during COVID-19 
  • Facilitating strategic workshops and conversations at Board, executive, staff and community level 

Education | Accreditation | Boards

  • Graduate Certificate in Business (Communications)
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Certified Organisational Coach
  • Non-Executive Director, Kids First Australia