2018 Jack Makeham Memorial Lecture

Guest Speaker Ms. Kate Lorimer-Ward

Date: Thu 20th Sep 2018 2:00pm

Location: UNE Business School, Lecture Theatre 1 (W40)
Contact: Emilio Morales  lmorales@une.edu.au

The Jack Makeham Memorial Lecture showcases the continuing and evolving need for innovative management approaches in rural industries and communities, to face contemporary challenges and opportunities.

The Jack Makeham Memorial Lecture celebrates the contribution to Australian Agriculture made by long-serving UNE staff member Jack Makeham (1927-1996). Jack Makeham was an accomplished farm management consultant before arriving at UNE, and brought highly practical and applied approaches to his teaching. He is the author of several classic farm management texts and has influenced a generation of agricultural economists in Australia and around the World.

2018 Speaker Profile: Ms. Kate Lorimer-Ward

Ms Kate Lorimer-WardKate Lorimer-Ward has completed a BA (USyd), Grad Cert Climate Change (UMelb), Executive Masters Public Admin (USyd) and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is currently Deputy Director General - Agriculture (NSW Department of Primary Industries) and Chief Executive of the NSW Rural Assistance Authority.

Kate's role in the DPI role is responsible for developing DPI's industry focus on increasing productivity and resilience driven by research and development, workforce capacity building and business and social resilience programs. Kate is a committed senior executive within the NSW public service who continually seeks to deliver value to the communities that she serves.

Kate has worked across a diverse range of portfolios with extensive management experience, and has a real passion for the agricultural sector, founded in more than 20 years’ experience in the public sector in rural and regional NSW. Kate holds a personal focus and desire to service the rural, regional and remote communities within NSW, through creative leadership, innovative program creation, design and implementation.

Kate is also a partner in a farming enterprise near Orange, a member of the Institute of Company Directors, a Director on the Board for the CRC for High Performing Soils and a Trustee for the Belgenny Trust.

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