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Kate Louis

Ms Kate Louis

Executive Director, Ai Group Defence Council

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Kate joined the Australian Industry Group in 2017 following an extensive career in the Department of Defence.

Kate joined the Department of Defence as a graduate in 1997.  She has extensive experience with Defence capability development, acquisition, contestability and industry policy.  Her final position with Defence was First Assistant Secretary Defence Industry Policy Division where Kate was responsible for the effective implementation of the Government’s approach to Defence Industry policy.

As the Executive Director of the Ai Group Defence Council, Kate has the privilege of working with industry and Defence to provide trusted policy advice and help build the Defence and industry partnership. 

Kate has a Bachelor of Laws (1st Class Honours) and Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University.