Engagement Advisor Kathy MacDermott

Kathy has over 37 years’ experience in property and communications, most recently as the Chief Operating Officer of the Property Council of Australia. Her experience includes 11 years as a property journalist at the Australian Financial Review, 7 years as Queensland Bureau Chief. Kathy has worked in corporate communications in Australia and London, including issues and crisis management and investor relations.

Kathy was the program director of the Property Champions of Change, from its establishment in 2015 to July 2021. Along with diversity Kathy is committed to addressing youth homelessness through her work with the Property Industry Foundation.

Combining journalism and communications experience with an extensive career in operations, Kathy brings to roles a strong track recording of improving business performance and delivering stakeholder and member value.

In 2021 Kathy founded Mac Dermott Consultants (MDC) to provide strategic advice on corporate communications, diversity and inclusion, reputation and risk management. www.macdermottconsultants.com.au