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We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Kate Bowman who joins the company as Executive Director for Legal, Risk, and compliance. With more than 20 years of experience practicing corporate law, Bowman was most recently at Pacific National, Australia’s largest private rail freight company, where she held the positions of Chief Corporate Services Officer, Group General Counsel, and Company Secretary. Prior to that, she was Senior Legal Counsel for Patrick (Australian seaport terminal operator), and Deputy General Counsel at Asciano (freight logistics company).

At Indara, Kate will act as a conduit within the business to deliver best practice frameworks for mitigating risk, managing workplace health and safety, regulatory and compliance programs, and sustainable business practices ensuring Indara meets its ESG obligations and commitments which are all critical to Indara’s business and reputation in market as it continues to grow.

Commenting on her appointment, Kate said: “Telecommunications and connectivity are critical parts of our lives – and this is only becoming more important as the use of data grows. Indara is leading the way as an independent provider of critical infrastructure and has an ambitious growth plan. I’m excited to join the team at such a pivotal time.”

Indara CEO, Cameron Evans, said: “Indara is focused on being Australia’s leading digital infrastructure provider and to do that we need to hire the right people to lead the business forward. Kate’s extensive experience in the logistics and infrastructure industry is complementary to Indara’s growth plan and we are thrilled to welcome her to the executive leadership team.”

Indara plans to catalyse its growth by strengthening its position as a critical infrastructure player delivering a breadth of digital solutions that keep cities, industries, and communities across Australia connected. Kate’s role is intrinsically tied to Indara’s future growth strategy as embedding best practice future-thinking corporate governance into an organisation as it scales is fundamental to facilitating growth.

Connecting Australian communities is a goal that’s deeply embedded in the organisation, and Indara’s community-centric approach is propelling this even further. We are keen to tap into Kate’s wealth of experience across legal and compliance to help us drive the organisation forward,” Evans added.

Kate’s appointment is the latest in a string of recent company milestones shaping the future of the business. Indara recently completed the acquisition of smart street furniture providers, ENE.HUB and HUB, to enable the deployment of small cells and advanced smart city services, further strengthening its vision to be the nation’s leading digital connectivity provider.