Kate Chaney

An Independent Voice for Curtin

The rise of grassroots community independent organisations around the country that have led to the successful election of a number of Independent candidates, has demonstrated that now is the time to drive real change. The complex issues we face no longer fall into left and right. As an Independent Member of Parliament, I am empowered to represent the views of the Curtin electorate and stay true to my conscience while doing politics differently in Canberra.

Kate Chaney

Member Elect for the Federal seat of Curtin

Kate lives in West Leederville with her husband Bill and three children. She has deep family connections in Curtin, attending school at John XXIII and later the University of Western Australia. Kate grew up in a family where service to community was highly valued through business, law, politics and education.

Kate joined national law firm Blake Dawson Waldron in Sydney in 1998 after graduating. In 2OO3 she completed an MBA and moved to the Boston Consulting Group as a strategic advisor in the aviation, financial services and non-profit sectors. Kate was GM Business Development at Westralia Airports Corporation then moved to Wesfarmers Limited in a range of roles.

As Aboriginal Affairs Manager, Kate developed and implemented Wesfarmers’ first two Reconciliation Action Plans, then as GM Emerging Ventures, she established a new department investigating investment opportunities in high growth digital businesses. As Sustainability Manager she developed the Wesfarmers group-wide approach to social and environmental sustainability. After a short stint back at the Boston Consulting Group as a Principal, from 2017 to 2022 Kate was Director Innovation & Strategy at Anglicare WA, overseeing strategic planning and driving innovative approaches to positive social change. Kate has also held a range of Board roles.

For some time, Kate has been frustrated with the divisive culture of Federal politics and in particular the lack of sound, long-term decisions being made for Australia’s future. Instead of complaining Kate decided in January 2022 that she would step up to drive the change the people of Curtin are demanding, and was elected by Curtin voters in May 2022.

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