Cate Lester CAHRI

Director · Cate Lester & Associates


Cate is a change leader with a track record in building organisational capability to deliver strategy. She has 20 years of experience as a trusted advisor, coach, and mentor to executives across a range of sectors, from banking to the arts.

Cate has demonstrated the critical role human resource specialists play in guiding leaders through significant culture transformation to achieve high performance. She designed and delivered integrated strategies and initiatives for high-profile organisations, including the Reserve Bank of Australia, MyState Limited and the Museum of Old and New Art. Success came from identifying capability gaps, developing leaders to skillfully drive complex change and lifting employee engagement.

This passionate problem solver now runs her own company, helping others connect strategy to leadership and culture. Cate applies her proven skills and knowledge, backed by a Master of Science in Coaching Psychology and a Master of Human Resource Management.