She brings proven policy and program management skills and extensive operational experience in life sciences and energy projects. Katerina has advanced project management skills, change management experience and strategic and negotiating capabilities. She complements her technical abilities with a strong capacity to develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders.
Katerina has previously served in the Victorian Government in roles focused on investment (with Breakthrough Victoria, Invest Victoria and the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources) and on health (with the Department of Health).
She has diverse academic experience, including a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne, a scholarship to Lund University in Sweden to study advanced biochemistry, and a scholarship to study the Russian language at Moscow State University.
She has also participated in programs run by the Australian Major Projects Leadership Academy and the Victorian Public Service Commission.
Katerina enjoys reading, music, yoga, beach, walks in nature and travel, as well as spending time with friends and family.