Staff profile: Kate Richardson

Position title:
Executive Officer to Director
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+612 9320 6456
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Profile

Kate has been in this role since January 2011 after joining the Museum as the Bequest Officer in June 2009. She commenced her career working for the Director of the Powerhouse, planning and integrating the exhibitions with which it opened in 1988.

Kate has over 20 years continuous experience in the strategically related areas of marketing, philanthropy, communications, public affairs and program development in some of Sydney’s leading educational and cultural institutions.

For 10 years she was Executive Director of the Foundation at two of Sydney’s leading girls’ schools, SCEGGS Darlinghurst and Wenona. Both were start up positions, where Kate integrated marketing and fund raising programs, including capital appeals, annual giving, one-off projects and bequest programs.

Previously, Kate worked at the University of NSW (managing the Graduate & Alumni Office), the Powerhouse Museum and the Australian Bicentennial Authority, with senior roles in marketing, public affairs, communications and community relations. She also spent a year with Merrill Lynch Australia developing a CRM system.

Kate has a BA (Hons) and a MComm (Marketing), both from the University of NSW.