Kate joined HoustonKemp in 2024 with a background in applied microeconomics. Her strengths lie in quantitative analysis, including data and cost-benefit analyses and econometric modelling, as well as the application of economic principles to explore and assess policy problems and solutions.
In her previous role at KPMG Australia, Kate worked with public sector clients across a range of policy areas including Indigenous empowerment, health, justice, energy, natural resources and human services. Many of these projects utilised cost-benefit analysis that articulated the economic benefits and costs of projects that sought to improve outcomes for the NSW community. Kate also delivered evaluations of public sector projects, assessing whether the project was delivered as intended, achieved its objectives and targets, and provided value for money for taxpayers.
Earlier in her career, Kate worked as a research assistant, contributing to novel projects in game theory and development economics through econometric analysis and project support. During her honours year, her thesis, Does Voluntourism Improve Educational Outcomes? Evidence from Indonesia, examined the causal effects of voluntourism programs on educational outcomes, child labour and aspirations for primary school-ages students exposed to these programs.
Bachelor of Commerce, University of New South Wales
Academic Tutor, University of New South Wales
Bachelor of Economics (Honours, Class 1)
Research Assistant, University of New South Wales
Senior Consultant, KPMG Australia