Katie Lahey
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Katie Lahey

Executive Chairman, Australasia

Katie Lahey is an Executive Chairman for Korn Ferry Executive Search. She is a business leader who understands first-hand the demands and challenges facing executives and boards.

Alongside her role for Korn Ferry, Ms. Lahey is Chairman of the Tourism and Transport Forum, and a NED of Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, NSW Export and Investment Advisory Board and, The Star Entertainment Group.

Ms. Lahey is an experienced NED and an advocate for greater representation of women on boards and in executive roles. She is a former chairman of Carnival Australia, NED of David Jones, Australia Post, Hills Motorway and the Garvan Research Foundation.

Ms. Lahey’s expertise lies in CEO succession, business strategy and execution, policy development and advocacy, board composition and renewal, executive search, mentoring and coaching, diversity, sectors, detail and consumer, arts and entertainment, tourism, business, and government.

Ms. Lahey was the CEO of the Business Council of Australia, State Chamber of Commerce (NSW), Sydney City Council and, Chairman and CEO of the Victorian Tourism Commission.

Ms. Lahey holds a Member of the Order of Australia award for her services to business and the arts and was awarded a Centenary Medal for her contribution to Australian Society in the area of Business Leadership.

Ms. Lahey earned a master of business administration degree and a bachelor of arts (first class honors) degree from the University of Melbourne, and was awarded the prize for top student in the master of business administration program for her year.