Katherine Edgar was born in Sydney in 1968. The youngest of three children, she was brought up in an active family that enjoyed weekend time on the northern beaches of Sydney.
Itching to get out into the ‘real world’ Katherine left school, eager to learn all she could about the world, business and what made people tick. She began a degree in hotel management, while juggling several part-time jobs, and later went on to study psychology and business management along with extensive specialist training in adult learning and human behaviour.
Katherine played an integral part in the start-up of one of Australia’s leading management consulting companies based in Sydney. She then spent 12 months consulting to numerous corporate clients in New York, before assuming the position of state sales manager and member of the executive management team with the multinational Ericsson Group. Still very young, and one of the only women in the industry at the time, she spent six years successfully developing highly professional and profitable market sectors and teams in Australia, Europe and South-East Asia.
In 1999, Katherine founded The Synergy Group, an international professional services firm that operates in 23 Asia-Pacific cities, delivering transformational development programs (in four languages) to many of the world’s leading organisations. The Group recently extended its reach to two emerging economic powerhouses, India and China. Katherine leads the firm with a potent mix of entrepreneurial spirit, strong business acumen and a passion for people. Her vision of creating positive and lasting transformation in the corporate and social landscape keeps her constantly focused on providing relevant, value-driven business and people development solutions.
Katherine lives in Balmain, Sydney, with her husband Stefan and their baby daughter, Akira Grace. In her downtime, she enjoys going to the beach, spiritual retreats, and travelling to new and fascinating parts of the world.