Kat Dunn


She was the CEO of Grameen Australia, a social business inspired by the work of Nobel Peace Prize Winner, founder of Grameen Bank and grandfather of microfinance, Professor Muhammad Yunus. Kat started her career as a banking & finance lawyer at top tier law firm Clayton Utz and a corporate M&A lawyer at national firm Sparke Helmore Lawyers. From 2013, she was appointed to lead the regulated fund establishment team for the listed company, Perpetual Corporate Trust, and in 18 months led over 40 deals with total funds under management in excess of $3 billion. In 2016, Kat was appointed the youngest executive to serve on the senior leadership team of Perpetual Limited. Among other industry roles, she has advised the Financial Services Council and Commonwealth Treasury on designing the regulatory frameworks of the APEC Asia Region Funds Passport and Australian Collective Investment Vehicle Regime.

Kat is a board member of Food Frontier (a plant-based meat industry accelerator), Grameen Australia, and Little Colossus (a social enterprise supporting youth mental health). She is Co-Chair of the Partnerships Committee of Women for Election Australia, a not-for-profit inspiring and equipping 2000 women to run for public office by 2022

Kat is the creator of F-OFF: Fear of Failure Forum, a movement to say “F-OFF to your fear of failure and grow your potential” and coaches CEOs and high achievers on connecting profit with purpose. Kat has her private pilot’s license and is passionate about running long distances, stand-up comedy, and empowering humans rich or poor to grow their potential. (Source: cataliize)