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Kate Rooney

Kate Rooney


Property & Construction

​Kate Rooney is a Partner at SHK specialising in senior leadership appointments in the property sector with a focus on corporate real estate, property management (retail, commercial and industrial), asset management and operations/facilities positions.

Prior to joining SHK, Kate held a senior role with an ASX-listed REIT focused on the ownership and management of Australian shopping centres. Kate brings 25 years of practical property experience in operational and strategic roles to her executive search practice. This understanding allows Kate to support her clients identify, attract and develop high-performing property professionals.

During her 25-year career, Kate has developed an extensive professional network in the property sector, including through her involvement with the Property Council of Australia as a mentor, and as a Member of the Division Council and the Retail Committee.

Kate enjoys mentoring and is passionate about supporting diversity, equity and inclusion. Kate operates with authenticity and integrity. She is committed to understanding her clients’ business strategy and objectives as well as the needs and aspirations of her candidates.

Kate has a Bachelor of Design (Architecture) from the University of Canberra and a Bachelor of Building from the University of Technology Sydney. She has also completed additional professional learning with the Property Council Australia, FINSIA and AICD.