The Hon Kate Lundy HonLittD, GAICD

The Hon Kate Lundy HonLittD, GAICD

ACT Defence Industry Advocate

Having served as Senator in the Federal Parliament for nearly 20 years and resigned 3 years ago, Kate Lundy continues to focus her energy on technology and innovation. In 2017, the Australian National University awarded her a Doctor of Letters (honorary doctorate) for her “exceptional contributions to advocacy and policy for information communications and technology, for the ACT and nationally.”

During her time in Parliament in both Government and Opposition, Kate held several front bench portfolios, including IT, Innovation, Digital Economy, Manufacturing, Sport and Multicultural Affairs.

Kate now holds a number of company directorships including the Cyber Security Research Centre, Electro Optic Systems, the National Roads and Motoring Association, the Australian Grand Prix Corporation and her own consulting company, Technology Innovation Partners Pty Ltd. Kate also recently joined the board of the National Youth Science Forum.

Kate is currently the ACT Defence Industry Advocate with a regional strategic focus on Space related technologies, cyber, simulation, systems integration, services and skills development.