Kate Hampton


  • Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education, University of SA.
  • Master of Human Resource Management, Charles Sturt University.
  • Master of Dispute Resolution, Charles Sturt University.
  • Graduate Certificate in Management, Public Sector Management Course. Western Sydney University.
  • GCI Executive & Systems Coaching – Level 3
  • CINERGY® Conflict Management Coach & Trainer.
  • ACC (Associate Certified Coach) International Coaching Federation (ICF)

Kate Hampton


Kate is an experienced coach with over 20 years leadership experience in the Australian Public Service (APS). Kate has contributed to outcomes delivered by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) and Department of Defence.

Areas of expertise include managing change, conflict management, HR consultancy, APS recruitment and selections, training, and conducting internal investigations. Prior to her APS career, Kate was a South Australian Police Officer.

Kate is an experienced conflict management coach and trainer of conflict management coaches, having delivered the program to hundreds of leaders and managers within the ATO and across other public sector organisations such as DFFH Victoria.

As a graduate of GCI’s internationally accredited Process Oriented Executive & Systems Coaching Program, Kate brings acute insights into the demands of executive leadership and cultivates team and organization-wide insights for positioning leaders for optimal strategic impact.

Kate supports clients transitioning to new roles, by adopting a situational analysis framework to accelerate their confidence and success.

Kate’s former fee for service APSC roles include delivering training on job application writing and job interview skills, conducting selection processes for agencies, and reviews of employment actions.

High profile roles in the ATO include Licensee of the first ‘ATO Adelaide Our Voices, Our People’ TEDx event, and Project coordinator, Employee consultation and engagement – Adelaide Building Project which resulted in the movement of approximately 2000 ATO staff from three sites to one purpose-built office.

Kate was chosen to be an inaugural member of the SA Police Equity and Diversity team, given her reputation for fairness and social justice. Volunteering roles congruent with these attributes include tutoring English to a woman from Afghanistan via the TAFE Adult Migrant English Program and volunteering with Share the Dignity.



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