Profile Blurb:


  • Accelerator Program Director at Unearthed
  • General Manager People, Innovation and Information at Iluka Resources
  • General Manager HR at Iluka Resources
  • General Management Program graduate from Harvard Business School


Kathy is a resources industry veteran. Before joining Unearthed, she was General Manager People, Innovation & Information at Iluka Resources, a leading international mineral sands mining company.

While at Iluka, Kathy was involved with developing a culture and practices to build capability and capacity, drive safe and proactive production, diversity and innovation to ultimately deliver Iluka’s strategy.

Her role was to find ways for people and technology to improve, grow and transform Iluka, the mineral sands industry and the resource sector. She is passionate about developing people to achieve their full potential.


Kathy is also a passionate supporter of creating opportunity for young people, and has brought a youth coding hackathon – We Connect The Dots (WCTD) to Australia.

The WCTD program supports digital literacy amongst high school students and drives the importance of science, technology, engineering, arts and math to match the demands of industry.