Ms Kate Thiele 

Chief Executive Officer Guides Dogs SA/NT 

Before joining Guide Dogs as CEO in 2009, Kate Thiele held key roles with a top 100 public listed company in the private sector and with two of Australia’s leading not-for-profits. Kate is the first South Australian to be awarded a Harvard Business School Fellowship to undertake the Strategic Perspectives in Non Profit Management program.  

In addition to her role at Guide Dogs, Ms Thiele is a Board Member of Minda Incorporated, chairs their Nominations, Remuneration and Governance Committee; is a Board Member of the Royal Zoological Society of South Australia and chairs their Risk and Governance Committee and is on UniSA’s MBA Advisory Board.