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Kate Thompson,

Kate has more than 20 years of experience as a corporate and legal advisor, specialising in mergers and acquisitions. She has worked closely with Mark for over 10 years.

Prior to joining Carnegie, Kate was a Director of Lazard Australia and Senior Legal Counsel and Head of Compliance at Lazard Australia for both private equity and corporate advisory. Kate spent a number of years at law firms King & Wood Mallesons and Herbert Smith Freehills prior to joining Mark at Carnegie Wylie & Co.

In her role at Carnegie, Kate is responsible for managing the relationships amongst the network of contacts that have been created over the years and she has proven time and time again a unique ability to manage complex personalities when the stress of a transaction is at its peak. She is also an active member of the funds’ deal teams where she is heavily involved in transaction negotiation, structuring and execution and has overall responsibility for all legal functions for Carnegie.

Kate is currently Chairperson of Revtech Media, Saleslink Australasia and Carsingha Investments (owner of the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park) and serves on a number of portfolio company boards.

Kate holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Bond University.