Katrine is the Member for Reynell in Adelaide’s beautiful southern suburbs and recently became the Minister for Disabilities and Minister Assisting the Minister for Recreation and Sport.
Growing up in a single parent family, Katrine understands the values of being part of a caring community, of giving people a voice and of working with others to make a difference.
Katrine has fought to better the lives of South Australians for most of her working life. During her time as SA and NT Secretary of the Australian Services Union, Katrine represented workers in a range of industries to strive for equity and a fair go in the workplace. In 2012, she received the ‘Women Hold up Half the Sky’ Australia Day Award for her collaborative work to secure equal pay for 200,000 community workers and funding for it.
Katrine is proud of having been the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of Together SA – a community organisation that engages community and stakeholders to collectively address the most difficult social issues. Katrine is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a fellow of the Governor’s Leadership Foundation and a graduate of Flinders University.
Katrine lives in Christies Beach with her husband, Charles, and teenage son and step son, and continues to be an extremely active member of her local community. Katrine is a great lover of sport and participates in various sporting pursuits. She also enjoys seeing live music and theatre when she can.