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Managing Partner - New Business, Strategy & Brand

Katie grew up in a small country town in New Zealand and has lived in Melbourne for over 15 years with extensive overseas travel in between. She began her career as a chef, moved into the coffee industry as a trainer and then into a Sales Account Manager. She has moulded her career into what she is most passionate about; connecting them all together – the Food Industry, Sales, and People Leadership.

Katie’s experience over the past 5+ years with Miller Leith has allowed her to develop an incredible understanding of the FMCG and retail industry, leadership and continuous business improvement specifically related to retention and engagement strategies.

Her commitment is towards ensuring that she understands exactly what her candidates and clients want, building strong relationships and long term partnerships across the industry. Katie has experience in consulting and continues to find innovative ways to partner with businesses to deepen & strengthen the relationships through strategic account management and adding value to Miller Leith’s clients.

You will find Katie at networking events, with friends, always on the go and looking for new connections. Her infectious smile, energy, and passion is the first thing you’ll notice about Katie.

What’s really important to you?
Family, friends, music and my two cats. Along with continually trying new things and being put out of my comfort zone. Ensuring that I’m always doing what I love.

What is something quirky about you?
I once got attacked by a pink dolphin in the Amazon Basin in Bolivia. I’ll never swim with dolphins again.

What motivates you about the recruitment industry?
We put people into jobs and coach people through their careers, which plays a huge part in their lives. Ensuring that they understand what they are going into and making sure that it’s the right step for their career is so important. It affects all aspects; social, family, emotional – everything. So when people call me to later down the track tell me what they are doing and that they love what they do, it’s so rewarding.

Your teammates would describe you as…
Energetic, positive, creative, always up for an adventure. They’d also mention my crazy laugh.