Kate Grutzner

Kate Grutzner

Senior Consultant

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Kate is a senior consultant with over five years’ experience advising public and private sector clients with a focus on the planning, procurement and delivery of large-scale infrastructure projects. She has extensive experience working with the public sector and has a deep understanding of the drivers and ways of working in government. With her legal background, Kate is a strong problem solver and communicator, and she enjoys working with stakeholders across organisations to develop practical solutions to their challenges.

Influential work

  • Advised the state of Victoria on its flagship transport infrastructure projects; including the West Gate Tunnel project, the Metro Tunnel project and the North East Link project
  • Worked within the organisation responsible for the state of Victoria’s transport infrastructure program; advising on governance, strategy, procurement, communications and the creation of synergies across the program
  • Advised a large state government organisation as it transitioned away from a predecessor organisation, working with stakeholders across government to establish a new identity, governance structure, procurement framework and ways of working while continuing to deliver a significant portfolio of projects.

Outside of Nous

Before joining Nous, Kate was a senior associate in the major projects and construction team at one of Australia’s leading law firms, Clayton Utz, where she advised on the procurement and delivery of some of Victoria’s biggest infrastructure projects. She undertook secondments into state government agencies, including the Department of Transport and the Department of Treasury and Finance. She has also been a pro bono lawyer through Justice Connect, a member of the young professionals committee for Ardoch and a volunteer with the Beacon Foundation.

Kate holds a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, and is a qualified legal practitioner.

In her spare time...

Kate enjoys travel, reading, cooking and spending time outdoors on beaches, bike trails and tennis courts.