Kate Tully is Principal Advocacy Officer at the Office of the Public Guardian, a statutory office established to protect the rights, interests and wellbeing of vulnerable Queenslanders.

Kate is a seasoned leader with significant experience in strategic thinking, organisational development, change management and governance, particularly in the nonprofit/social sector.

Kate has a lifelong commitment to social justice and active community-building, as well as to active citizenship and community service; she has served on governing and advisory bodies for more than 20 years. Kate was previously Head of College at Duchesne College (UQ), Chief Executive Officer of YWCA Queensland, Chair of the Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS), and a Director of the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS).

She is also a PhD candidate researching indicators of resilient communities, with a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.