FrontierSI Welcomes New Board Member and Deputy Chair: Kate Lundy

FrontierSI welcomes new Board Member Kate Lundy

We’re thrilled to announce the Honourable Kate Lundy’s appointment as a Director and Deputy Chair of FrontierSI’s Governing Board. With over 19 years of distinguished service as a senator representing the Australian Capital Territory in the Australian Federal Parliament, and a rich background in technology, and corporate governance, Kate brings invaluable expertise to FrontierSI.

Kate’s commitment to public service and influence in information and communications policy align seamlessly with our purpose to tackle significant challenges using space and spatial expertise. Her governance skills, strategic vision, and extensive network position her as a key player in advancing FrontierSI’s vision to be a leading social enterprise in location-based information.

In recognition of her outstanding contributions, Kate received an Honorary Doctorate from the Australian National University. Beyond politics, she has excelled in governance and corporate leadership, serving on significant boards including her most recent appointment as the Chair/President of the Geospatial Council of Australia, and current appointments with the Australian Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre, the Canberra Institute of Technology, Electro Optical Systems, NRMA, and the National Youth Science Forum.

As we welcome Kate, we bid farewell to departing Board member, Chris Thomas as he concludes 5½ years with FrontierSI. We thank him for his numerous contributions as a Director and Deputy Chair of FrontierSI.

Graeme Kernich, CEO of FrontierSI, comments, “We warmly welcome Kate Lundy to the FrontierSI board and look forward to her contributions and experience in combining strategy, capability and technology to help FrontierSI address the challenges faced by Australia and New Zealand.” 

Kate Lundy shared her vision for her role on the FrontierSI board:  “I am excited to join the FrontierSI Board in 2024.  As Australia’s reliance and awareness grows of the central role of spatial technology plays in our lives, FrontierSI ensures Australia continues to be a leader in providing innovative solutions to challenging problems through research, development and commercialisation. I am honoured to be working with Gillian, Graeme and team.

Kate will officially join us in January 2024. We look forward to the fresh perspectives and impactful leadership Kate will bring to FrontierSI to help drive our vision forward in 2024 and beyond.