Dr Kate Fairley-Grenot has a 25-year professional services background that spans business, societal and technical dimensions.
Originally a biophysicist at Sydney and Harvard Universities, Kate’s third degree is from Sussex University and specific to science and technology policy. Management consulting projects and directorships have been accompanied by life-long learning, including micro-credentials in applied finance from the Australian Securities Institute and digital innovation from UC Berkeley.
Kate is a former director of Wirra Wirra Vineyards, the Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation, and AgriFutures Australia. Former roles also include Chair of Australia’s Rural Research Development Council and Member of the Prime Minister’s Science Engineering and Innovation Council Expert Working Group on Carbon – Energy – Water Intersections. Early-career research conducted by Kate at bench-level focused on nanobiology in agriculturally significant plants, while some projects and Audit Committee roles have required analyses of risks associated with research outputs. For the past decade, all work has been associated with Agtech.