Kate Meyrick

Director, Urbis

Kate Meyrick is a bold strategic thinker with a passion for cities. She is a lawyer with a master’s degree in urban design and estate management. British-born, Kate has more than twenty-five years in the property industry and has worked throughout Europe and Australia as well as Asia and the USA as an urbanist and place maker. Until December 2019 she was the Chief Executive of The Hornery Institute, recently joining Urbis as a director in their strategic advisory team – Future State.

Since 2001 Kate has worked alongside Government, industry and community partners to create a shared vision for some of Australia’s most ambitious major urban infrastructure and regeneration projects nation-wide. To continue to make a difference to the future of Australian cities and communities, she is currently enrolled in a PhD programme at Curtin University where she is working with Peter Newman and the team in the School of Design and Built Environment.

She has also been influential in shaping thinking about the global competitiveness of Australian Cities, the future of Sydney Harbour Foreshore and the Sydney Midtown:Central Station precinct. She is a regular speaker, panellist and conference moderator; contributing to in-house and industry training programmes. She is also a thought leader in relation to world-class teaching, learning and research environments, talent attraction and innovation precincts.

Recently Kate has been focusing on rail led urban renaissance projects working across Australia, the UK and US to position projects to achieve maximum city transformation impact across all stakeholders.

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