Kathleen joined the University of Wollongong in 2018 as Director Facilities Management. Her primary role is to secure safe and efficiently run domestic campuses for the University. This includes maintenance, security, parking provision and enforcement, construction and environmental strategies. Prior to UOW, she worked within a local government context for over 16 years; having worked at both Wollongong City Council and Shellharbour City Council.
During her career she has managed facilities, building and civil maintenance, building and commercial operations, and civil and building construction. Kathleen is passionate about efficient operations, appropriate asset management and giving high level of customer service. Kathleen is also currently on the Board of the Tertiary Education Facilities Management Association (TEFMA).