Kate Graham is a long term resident of Warragul and is the mother to two teenage girls.
Kate is a Registered Nurse and Registered Psychiatric Nurse and holds post graduate qualifications in Strategic Human Resource Management and maintains her professional learning through the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Kate was appointed as CEO of Gippsland Women’s Health in March 2021 following an impressive career within community health, the social services sector, acute health and aged care across Gippsland, metro Melbourne, South Australia and Queensland.
Kate has held previous executive leadership roles, as CEO at Neerim Health for over 3 years, Windana Drug and Alcohol recovery for over 5 years and Latrobe Community Health Services that have assisted in developing her skills and experience in leadership and business administration whilst maintaining a primary focus on evidence informed and best practice outcomes.
Over the years, Kate has consolidated and enhanced her executive leadership skills with a focus on improving organisational governance, cultivating partnerships and generating opportunities that benefit rural and regional communities. Kate’s aim has always been to work to improve service access, delivery and outcomes within rural and regional communities. Kate’s leadership experience within the health and community services sector has also encompassed navigating and managing major critical events including the COVID-19 pandemic and catastrophic bushfires.
Kate has a long-term commitment to progressing gender equality and eliminating violence against women and children. Kate is committed to increasing women’s leadership and decision making, improving women’s health outcomes through early intervention and health promotion and is committed to working across all sectors and community.
Kate was previously the rural representative on the Royal Women’s Hospital Community Advisory Council and is currently the Chair of the Gippsland Family Violence Alliance.