Kylie has a unique blend of International, Government, Policy and Commercial expertise. She has over 25 years’ experience in Federal and State Government, including a decade working overseas in Europe and the USA. Kylie has managed operations with net budgets of $400+ million, asset bases of $12+ billion and teams of 550 people spread over dozens of locations.
In 2019, as a private consultant, she was instrumental in securing Critical State Significant Infrastructure status for a 100% privately financed project, as well as the first ever Infrastructure Development Consent for an LNG Import Terminal in Australia. Since leaving Government, Kylie has also provided strategic advice, negotiation, facilitation and/or planning/approval support to companies in construction materials, mining, solar generation and the not-for-profit sector.
As Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner (Austrade) in the UK, USA and Spain, Kylie represented Australia on the international stage and worked with hundreds of small, medium and large companies to capitalise on new growth opportunities. Her experience spans consumer products, services (tourism, education and the arts), resources, energy and infrastructure.
As Deputy Secretary (Deputy CEO) for four different portfolios in the NSW Government, including Resources and Energy, Kylie oversaw the largest reform of NSW mining legislation in decades. As such she is accustomed to driving change in complex environments under intense public scrutiny. She also has a deep understanding of the challenges of operating in highly regulated sectors, the importance of good governance, risk management and social license.
Current Chair of the Australian Alliance for Energy Productivity (A2EP) and the Australian Ocean Energy Group (AOEG) and a Board Member for Regional Development Australia (Sydney). NSW Finalist in the 2017 Telstra Business Women’s Awards, and now a successful private consultant, Kylie has a track record for delivering innovative business models and solving difficult challenges.