Katie Calvey is an Australian public policy specialist who has dedicated most of her decade-long career on developing government reforms which have been instrumental in driving social change and positive outcomes. Her experience includes providing strategic advice on complex and diverse issues ranging from education policy, social justice to legal reform.
Katie has advised and worked for a number of high performing organisations including the Office of the Australian Prime Minister, NSW Education Standards Authority and the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses for Child Sexual Abuse. At the Royal Commission, Katie contributed to researching and writing its two volume Interim Report which detailed its work since establishment of investigating institutional child sexual abuse in Australia. As a result of the Interim Report, the Royal Commission successfully persuaded the Australian Government to agree to extend its duration and funding to continue its work of public importance.
As the daughter of Vietnamese refugees who migrated to Australia in the 1980s, Katie is personally devoted to promoting issues concerning equal opportunity and social justice in society. Since 2015, Katie has been involved in diversity and inclusion advocacy with DAWN through leading initiatives like the Asian Australian Leadership Conversations.