Katherine Teh-White

Katherine, Managing Director of Futureye, is a political scientist and former journalist, with 10 years experience in environmental and social policy, stakeholder engagement, proactive issues management, strategic corporate positioning, and culture change. She works on complex issues where demands for organisations to be accountable and responsive to community concerns are increasing.

She has developed strategies for people issues (industrial relations, human rights etc), highly controversial environmental health issues such as emissions (dust, radiation, acid rain, lead etc), project approvals (woodchips, gold, toxic waste sites etc) and class actions (product contamination, lead). Through workshops, training programs and consultancy, Katherine transfers knowledge, skills and processes to senior management teams to develop highly successful strategies and implementation programs.

Katherine has extensive experience in building corporate reputations and shareholder value through corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, accountability and transparency. She has trained people about the concepts, created champions and helped made organisations more proactive through dealing with cultural values and systems. She has established a track record of win-win-win solutions for corporations, community and government that has benefited the reputation of the organisations.

As a consultant over the past four years, Katherine, has advised many corporations and governments on how to improve their reputations, engage with stakeholders, reduce risks, communicate and embed cultural change. Prior to consulting, Katherine worked as a project manager in public policy and government affairs for WMC Resources on projects such as its award-winning Environment report in 1995-96 and the trial of the National Pollutant Inventory in Kalgoorlie, WA. She was a part of the industry team that developed the Australian Minerals Industry's widely recognised Code for Environmental Management in 1996. From 1993-95 she worked as a community issues adviser for North on projects such as Hampshire Satellite Mill and Jabiluka, and she developed its $1 million Landcare partnership in 1994.

Katherine was awarded a Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award in 2000 for the Victorian Private Sector and a Public Relations Institute Golden Target Award in 1995. She is on the board of Victoria's Alpine School - Centre for Leadership and Ruyton Girl's School. She is on the national board of WomenSpeak and she was listed on Victoria's Honour Roll of Women in 2003.

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