Kate Thomson was appointed to the ESR Board in July 2018. Currently she is Chief Financial Officer and leads the Strategic Enablers Group for the Australian Road Research Board. She is also a member of the Indigo Shire Council Audit and Risk Committee Independent Board. Kate was CFO at NIWA for six years until 2012, and was a member of the New Zealand Financial Reporting Standards Board from 2009 - 2011. Kate has held a number of senior roles in the commercial sector during her career.