Katherine Teh, Managing Director, Futureye

Katherine’s social licence to operate methodology and problem-solving approach has made organisations more successful in an era of quickly shifting community expectations and instantaneous communication.

In 2002 she founded Futureye which provides market research, sustainable innovation, public policy, public affairs, risk communication, foresight and strategy and change management. Futureye operates in Australia, Asia and Europe and is currently expanding in the Americas. In the past five years she has also founded WikiCurve that provides a two-way engagement platform on public policy.

Her pioneering social licence to operate methodology has improved the corporate responsibility for a broad range of industries including, food, water, energy, mining and pharmaceutical. She has worked at many different levels from sites, to national and international supply chains when there is reputational, political, regulatory and technical challenges.

Katherine is a board member of the Castan Centre for Human Rights at Monash University and sits of the advisory committee of the Research Unit in Public Cultures at the University of Melbourne. She has been a director on a series of boards including: Chairman of an Academic Advisory Board for International Studies, environmental purchasing, independent private school, leadership school centre and women’s enterprise-development.

She has won a number of awards including the Golden Target award from the Public Relations Institute of Australia (1994), Telstra Business Woman of the Year private sector awardee (2001) and Victorian Women’s Honour Roll (2003). She has been listed in Who’s Who of Australian Women from 2007.In 2015, Katherine was appointed as a Global Advisor for the United Nations Global Compact Cities Programme . She is currently a mentor for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Young Innovators Fellowship Programme.


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Years in the workforce: 25
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