Kathryn Fagg is an experienced board member and senior executive having worked across a range of industries, from resources, to manufacturing and logistics, as well as banking and professional services in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. She was appointed to the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia in May 2013.
In her executive career, Kathryn was with Linfox from 2009 through 2011, primarily as President FMCG, where she was responsible for providing logistics services to nine of the world's tenlargest FMCG companies in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, with most of the employees based in Asia.
Prior to joining Linfox in early 2009, Kathryn was with BlueScope Steel. She was President Asia, based in Singapore from 2007. Her other senior executive roles with BlueScope Steel included President, Australian Building and Logistics Solutions where she had responsibilities for BlueScope Lysaght, BlueScope Water, International Markets, IT, and Logistics. Kathryn joined BHP Steel, which subsequently became BlueScope Steel, in 2000, from the ANZ Banking Group. Her roles at ANZ included Managing Director – Global Transaction Services, Managing Director - Banking Products, General Manager, Retail Banking, in New Zealand, and State Manager, Retail Banking for South Australia and Northern Territory.
Prior to the ANZ, Kathryn was a management consultant with McKinsey & Co for four years, working on engagements focused on strategy and change management, across industries from resources through to financial services.Kathryn commenced her professional career as a petroleum engineer with Esso Australia, focused on extracting oil and gas from the fields in Bass Strait.
In terms of academic qualifications, Kathryn holds a B.E. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Queensland, and an M.Com. in Organisation Behaviour from the University of New South Wales.
Kathryn is Chair of the Melbourne Recital Hall and a Board member of the Breast Cancer Network of Australia (BCNA). She previously served on the Board, including as the Chair, of Parks Victoria. Kathryn is also a member of World Vision's Business Advisory Council and is on the The Hunger Project’s Victorian Development Board. Kathryn is actively involved with Chief Executive Women, as Chair of the Thought Leadership Committee, and as a member of the Scholarship Committee.
Kathryn resides in Melbourne with her husband, teenage son and assorted pets.