Diversity and inclusiveness sit at the center of my resolve, and I’m inspired by the desire to help my peers, mentees and communities reach their full potential.

Kath Carter Kath Carter

EY Global Talent Leader, Strategy and Transactions; EY Women. Fast forward and Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Global Executive Sponsor

Accomplished transaction advisor. Champion of equity for all. Avid fitness fan.

Kath has over 27 years of experience in mergers, acquisitions and divestiture activities, with another five years of experience as an auditor.  As the Global Talent Leader for Strategy and Transactions for EY LLP, she develops the next generation of talent to achieve their aspirations, be their best selves and win in the market.  

Previously, Kath spent seven years as the Global Markets, Accounts and Business Development Leader for Strategy and Transactions.  Before accepting global roles, she was the Strategy and Transactions Midwest Leader. She has worked with private equity and corporate clients across a range of industries and on several cross-border transactions. Her extensive experience includes carve-outs, particularly large-scale, complex transactions requiring public financing and seller due diligence services.

Kath is the Global Executive Sponsor for EY’s Women. Fast forward - EY’s global platform to advance gender equality. A passionate advocate for female entrepreneurs, Kath is also the Global Executive Sponsor for the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ program, championing women founders and connecting them to the many resources and networks for their companies to realize their growth ambitions.

Kath is an active participant in EY inclusiveness and mentorship efforts and has been recognized for her efforts in advancing our people.

How Kath is building a better working world

“I’m committed to mentoring, sponsoring, guiding and coaching others as they strive to create meaningful impact on business and society while becoming trusted and empowered leaders.

I believe passionately in giving back and paying it forward to the next generation. My personal focus is on education, breast cancer and cystic fibrosis prevention, and equity for all with an emphasis on women, all of which have a personal tie to my heart.”

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