Professor Kate Auty

Professor Kate Auty

Previous Chair

Professor Auty has worked in a variety of complex sectors, including as a senior lawyer for the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia and as a senior magistrate in Victoria and Western Australia.  She has been the Chair of the Victorian Ministerial Reference Council on Climate Change Adaptation. Professor Auty is currently a board member of the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network and this experience gives her considerable insight into the Nectar Project’s challenges of working across geographic and disciplinary boundaries to build and deliver high value and effective infrastructure.  We believe that this exposure to diverse research community needs and her recognition of the transformative potential of technologies, such as are being delivered in the Nectar and AURIN projects, blended with her extensive non-university experience, will lead to a highly effective contribution in the role.