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CHANEY, KateBiography for CHANEY, Kate

Member for Curtin (WA)


Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Curtin, Western Australia, 2022.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Social Policy and Legal Affairs served from 1.8.2022 to present

Joint Standing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs served from 1.8.2022 to present; Electoral Matters served from 27.10.2022 to present

Other Positions

Board Member for Next 25.

Board Member for Lifeline WA.

Board Member for Awesome Arts.

Board Member for the Regional Development Trust.


Born: 21.1.1975, United States of America

Gender: Female

Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

(LLB) (University of Western Australia).

(MBA) (Australian Graduate School of Management).

Lawyer at Blake Dawson Waldron from 1998 to 2001.

Strategy Consultant for Boston Consulting Group from 2003 to 2005.

General Manager for Business Development at Perth Airport, 2007.

Aboriginal Affairs Manager at Wesfarmers Ltd. from 2009 to 2011.

General Manager of Emerging Ventures for Wesfarmers Ltd. from 2012 to 2013.

Sustainability Manager at Wesfarmers Ltd. from 2013 to 2015.

Director of Innovation & Strategy at Anglicare WA from 2017 to 2022.


Name: Curtin

Location: Curtin covers an area west of Perth, bordered by the Indian Ocean in the west and the Swan River in the south. The suburbs include Churchlands, City Beach, Claremont, Cottesloe, Crawley, Daglish, Dalkeith, Doubleview, Floreat, Glendalough, Herdsman, Innaloo, Jolimont, Karrakatta, Karrinyup (part), Mount Claremont, Mosman Park, Osborne Park (part), Nedlands, Peppermint Grove, Scarborough (part), Shenton Park, Swanbourne, Subiaco, West Leederville, Wembley, Wembley Downs and Woodlands.

Area: 98 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 100,422 (at 11.6.2019)

Industries: Industries include medical, education, retail, recreation, light industrial, professional services, commercial, and hospitality.