Kate Waterford - BA, LLB, M Comm, LLM, MAICD,
Kate Waterford is a nationally accredited mediator specialising in commercial disputes, particularly those involving cross-cultural or international issues, at Maliganis Edwards Johnson in Canberra. Kate is also a solicitor and litigator.
As a current board director for Amnesty International Australia, one of Australia’s most well-known not-for-profit companies, Kate is one of the leaders of a movement of over half a million supporters in Australia and more than seven million supporters globally.
Kate worked for several years in eastern India, as a university lecturer in business law and financial management. She also worked as a senior legal and policy adviser to educational institutions and not-for-profit companies during this period, developing expertise in reaching commercial solutions in a cross-cultural environment. In her work as a mediator, Kate draws on her experiences of living in various Asian and European countries, and on her post-graduate studies in cross-cultural communication and dispute resolution. She speaks fluent Spanish and several other languages.