Kat Henaway

Indigenous Engagement Advisor

Investing in women and girls is the most powerful way to change the world!

Kat is a Meriam/Mua Torres Strait Islander and German woman who has gained significant experience working in multinational organisations in Sydney, London & Edinburgh over the past 20 years. She has worked for some of the world’s largest private sector companies including Vodafone Hutchison, Arthur Andersons, ABN Amro, Société Générale, Ernst & Young and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. In the public sector, Kat has worked for The City of Edinburgh Council, the UK Pensions Regulator, City of Sydney, UNSW and UTS. Kat gained a Bachelor in Community Management at Macquarie University and completed an Incubator Start-Up at the School of Social Entrepreneurs where she developed Blacademics.com, a website for Indigenous people navigating university.

Kat strengthened her business development, learning design and community engagement expertise working at City of Sydney under the mentorship of the then Deputy Lord Mayor, Marcelle Hoff as well as at UNSW Sydney. She recently worked as Business Advisor for First Australians Capital on the Prime Minister & Cabinet’s $90m Indigenous Entrepreneurs Fund.

In the women’s development space, Kat worked with UN Women Sydney Chapter and is currently Board Director for Women for Election Australia. Her latest venture is Women’s Business, an enterprise that connects women of colour to leadership opportunities.

Kat is passionate about empowering marginalised women.