Kate is a member of the University Council and is the President of Melbourne Football Club. She has worked as a CEO and Senior Executive within the commercial, sport and not-for-profit sectors for many years. In January 2022, Kate was appointed Deputy Chancellor along with Dr Jenny Gray.

Kate is currently the CEO of the Melbourne Sports Centres Trust.

Kate was previously the Director of Deals, Investment and Major Projects at Wyndham City, where she has played a critical role in securing a new A League team for Melbourne’s West and developing the Public-Private-Partnership deal that will see Australia’s first privately-owned sports stadium built in Wyndham.

Kate has extensive experience in developing major sports facilities and previously held an executive position at Tennis Australia leading the billion-dollar Melbourne Park Redevelopment upgrading of facilities for the Australian Open Tennis Championship.

Kate has also been a strong advocate for creating visionary cities of the future and was the CEO of the Committee for Melbourne where she successfully led initiatives that ensured Melbourne continued to grow as a prosperous globally connected city.

Kate is the President of the Melbourne Football Club; the first female to hold this position in the Club’s 160+ year history. An experienced non-executive director, Kate is also:

  • Chair of the Metro Trains Advisory Board and last Chair of the Victorian Regional Channels Authority
  • a board member of the Ministerial Review into Planning and Essential Services
  • a member of the Ministerial Freight Advisory Council.

Kate is also a sought-after media and public speaker and appears regularly as an expert commentator on ABC’s television’s NewsBreakfast program.

Kate Roffey