Katy brings a mix of clinical health and senior management experience. She has had a diverse nursing career working in both the public and private health care sectors across three states and the ACT, in acute care and community settings. Following this, she had a broad Commonwealth Public Service career spanning the Departments of Health and Ageing, Education, Human Services and Finance with over 10 years working at the Senior Executive Service level. She then worked for Diabetes Australia managing the National Diabetes Services Scheme.

She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Company Directors Course, and has Registered Nurse, Midwifery and Maternal and Infant Welfare qualifications and a Master of Health Administration and Informatics.