Kate Dooley is a public sector governance and policy expert with experience spanning Australia, the UK, West Africa, and the Pacific.
As Regional Director, Kate is leading the Tony Blair Institute’s engagement with eight West African Presidents and a regional team of ~50 people embedded long-term in Presidencies, central government departments, and local government agencies across the region. Kate oversees the Institute’s strategy in each country to support governments to develop sound policy settings, political economy analysis, and best practice delivery systems to expedite delivery of their top priorities, with a focus on energy, infrastructure, agriculture, industrialisation, investment facilitation, and basic education. She also led TBI’s work to support the President and Government of Sierra Leone to overhaul the national Ebola emergency response in 2014.
Kate has been based in West Africa since March 2014 and formerly worked at the Australian Treasury in Canberra and Solomon Islands for six years. She has a Masters in International Law from the Australian National University and Bachelor’s degrees in Commerce (Economics) and International Relations from Bond University.