Katea Gidley

With over 25 years of human resource and talent management experience gained in a variety of industries, including FMCG, retail, financial services and property, Katea worked at executive levels in ASX listed companies leading the people agenda.

Before founding Career Ahead, her last corporate role was Chief Human Resources Officer for the Fosters Group. Katea has also held the most senior HR roles with Colonial First State Property Management and Country Road, working in the Australian, UK and US markets. A recipient of a Dean’s List honour for her MBA at Monash University, Katea also has a qualification from the University of Melbourne in training and development.

Katea is a co-founder and Managing Director of Career Ahead, bringing extensive career management expertise to the practice, based on the comprehensive talent management insights and substantial human capital management experience gained throughout her own successful career. With particular expertise in employability, graduate recruitment, talent management and early career development, Katea enables students to successfully manage the transition from education to employment. As an employability expert, Katea is sought after by educators, students and industry to facilitate this important career step.