Katherine will co-deliver a session on 'Building local capability in disasters – New local models for engaging spontaneous volunteers'
Katherine has an array of experience and qualifications working in disaster management in Queensland, including working for the Office of the Inspector-General Emergency Management and the Brisbane City Council’s Disaster Management Office.
Katherine is also a current Australian Red Cross disaster management volunteer. While living in Ottawa, Katherine was operational in multiple disasters with the Canadian Red Cross (including the 2013 Alberta Floods and the Toronto Ice Storm).
Katherine also has strong background in policy, procedure and contingency planning development after managing the development of hundreds of documents at GOLDOC in the lead up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games.