7 – Kate Farrar – Former Managing Director, QEnergy

kate farrarKate Farrar is the Former Managing Director of QEnergy, a Queensland based electricity retailer that specialises in the needs of business.

Kate has substantial electricity market experience, having been Chief Operating Officer of Ergon Energy’s Powerdirect Australia business. Under her leadership, Powerdirect Australia grew to become one of Australia’s top five energy retailers covering a diverse customer base ranging from domestic and small business customers to large mines and airports. In 2007 Kate led the sale of Powerdirect to AGL for $1.2bn, $0.5bn above expectations.

Kate was previously a Director with ABN AMRO Morgans (now RBS Morgans), the national financial advisory firm.

In 2006 Kate won Queensland Business Review’s Public Sector “Women in Business” award and was a Queensland finalist in the Hudson Community and Government Award category of the Telstra Business Women’s Awards. This year she was a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Northern Region Award.

Kate was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Mater Health Services early in 2014.

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