Based in Sydney, Ms Katie Lahey is the Managing Director of Australasia for Korn/Ferry International. Prior to joining Korn/Ferry in March 2011 Ms Lahey, was Chief Executive of The Business Council of Australia (BCA) an association of the chief executive officers of 100 of Australia's largest companies. Before joining the BCA Ms Lahey was the Chief Executive of the State Chamber of Commerce (New South Wales), Chief Executive of the Sydney City Council and Chairman and Chief Executive of the Victorian Tourism Commission. Ms Lahey is on several Boards including the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and the NSW Export and Investment Advisory Board. Managing Director Australasia. She is the Chairman of Carnival Australia (part of the world's largest cruise company) and is an Ambassador for the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation.
Ms Lahey is a former member of the David Jones Board, Australia Council Major Performing Arts Board, Director of Australia Post, Hills Motorway and the Garvan Research Foundation.
In 2003, Ms Lahey was awarded a Centenary Medal for her contribution to Australian Society in the area of Business Leadership. She has a Bachelor of Arts (1st Class Honours) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Melbourne. She was awarded the prize for top MBA student in her year.