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Kate
Mills

Business journalist, thought leader, innovator and speaker.

Where business strategy and creative thinking meet.
Profile

Kate Mills is a highly experienced business journalist, thought leader, innovator and speaker. She has previously edited Business Review Weekly and CFO Magazine and during this period she interviewed hundreds of leaders, chief executives and chairmen-a rare opportunity that has given Kate a unique insight into what makes a successful business.

Kate is a thought leader in content production, with a particular focus on content that is both efficient and valuable. At Business Review Weekly, Kate ran a team of 20 journalists, photographers, designers and production staff to produce a weekly magazine, daily newsletter and website. She brings with her 20 years’ worth of publishing experience.

Current work

Kate is an entrepreneur and innovator. Since leaving Fairfax Kate has set up ProfessionalMums.net-an online platform for highly skilled women looking to re-enter the workforce or find flexible work opportunities. Through ProfessionalMums.net Kate matches women with flexible employers with the end goal of redressing the gender balance in corporate Australia. This platform is supported by many leading organisations, including EY, Minter Ellison, IBM and Accenture.

Kate is also the CEO of the Finance Executives Institute (FEI), a mentoring and education institute for finance executives. Through FEI Kate runs a mentoring program that connects senior chief financial officers with up-and-coming finance executives in a mentoring relationship. She also runs regular networking lunches for the finance community in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Finally Kate is an accomplished speaker who lends an equal amount of warmth and intelligence to any event, be it a large flagship conference or a smaller, more intimate round-table event. Kate’s gift is to be able to host the event, mingle with the audience and pull together disparate themes and conversations during the event into punchy insights that the audience can take home with them. If you want to take what’s happened at your event to a larger audience, then have a look at Kate’s popular Conference Anthropologist package!

Expertise
Talking Points

innovation: jobs of the future

Kate addresses the far-reaching impact technology has had and continues to have on every industry. She examines: how we'll work in the future; what robots mean for different industries and why the West could yet win the manufacturing war; the impact of 3d printing; what collaborative consumption means for capitalism; the growth sectors for jobs.

content marketing and publishing

The decline of traditional publishing and the growth of content marketing mean that every company is a publisher now. In this presentation, Kate offers some tricks of the trade that will benefit every business. She deals with reading the needs of your audience, making content a long-term asset and the potential for a revenue stream from your content.

diversity and flexible work

The new world of work demands that employers offer flexibility and deliver on diversity. In this presentation, Kate explains the link between flexibility and Productivity, and why we need a diverse workforce. She offers insightful solutions for creating flexible work arrangements.

conference anthropologist

Typically, conferences attract only a small proportion of the overall or targeted audience, meaning the majority miss out on your most content rich program of the year. One way to leverage this content is to record, curate and deliver it to the wider audience after the event; this is also an opportunity to get the message out again to attendees.

A Conference Anthropologist acts as an independent observer of the event who can relay it back to a wider audience. Think of it this way: what would we know about the wildlife of Africa without David Attenborough to witness it for us?

The Conference Anthropologist amplifies your message and increases the opportunity for engagement with that message. The Conference Anthropologist service includes:
• Pre-conference briefing with conference organiser
• Attendance at the conference
• Mingling and interviewing attendees during the breaks
• Giving a wrap to the audience at points during the day
• Creating a 500-word overview at the end of the day to go out to the wider membership and audience
Topics

Business

  • Marketing
  • Future of Work

Innovation

  • Creativity
  • Digital
Feedback
Kate has a rare ability when moderating and leading corporate discussions, roundtables, seminars and think tanks, to engage the audience and produce compelling and interesting content. GE Capital, Australia and New Zealand
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