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Our people are our business and our business is our people.

Kate Hillman

EY Oceania People, Place and Culture Leader

Building workplaces that help people to be well and excel. Gardener, and nature lover who enjoys the company of friends and family close by and far flung, at every opportunity.

Areas of focus Workforce Consulting
Office Brisbane, AU

Kate Hillman is EY Oceania's People, Place and Culture Leader.  Kate is responsible for people and culture across the region, ensuring EY’s talent are future focused and fit for the future.  Employee engagement, development and retention lie at the heart of EY’s business and Kate’s portfolio.  In addition, Kate works actively in the Australian market, supporting her clients with their workforce challenges and opportunities. Kate is a passionate advocate for inclusive workplaces and leadership and strives to create psychologically safe workplaces that can truly build a better working world.

Kate has been acting as EY’s Crisis Managing Partner for Oceania since January, when EY’s Pandemic Plans were triggered.  Kate led the transition of all Oceania staff to remote working arrangements in early March and is leading the ongoing Office Reopening plans for the firm.

How Kate is building a better working world

"I thrive by helping others thrive at work and spend my time helping teams and businesses to find their shared purpose,  and achieve it together. The cognitive capability of any group relies on their wellbeing.  Engaging and understanding people can realise a capable, productive workforce through the most difficult of times. Listening, understanding and supporting our people has allowed them to deliver success throughout 2020 to date, and underpins our ability to provide business and career growth into the future."

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