KATHY LINDSAY, managing partner

Kathy has 20 years of political and corporate affairs experience in Sydney and Melbourne as well as 16 years in Japan, Thailand and Indonesia. She has directed in-house communications teams, headed up business to government advocacy efforts and managed political campaigns.

In the years before the global financial crisis, Kathy was head of internal communications, Asia-Pacific, at Lehman Brothers, Tokyo (2004-08).

Following the collapse of Lehman Brothers, she was appointed to the corporate transition team during Nomura Holding’s acquisition of the global banking giant. After the takeover, Kathy joined Nomura as vice president, group corporate communications, managing the Tokyo headquarters’ liaison with non-Japanese news organisations in Japan and with international media in the Asia-Pacific, Europe and the US.

Kathy was in Bangkok for the Asian financial crisis, serving as the executive director of AusCham Thailand for four years, reporting to a multinational board and running an all-Thai staff.

To ensure her son finished his schooling in Australia, Kathy returned in 2016 after six years in Jakarta where she most recently managed business development for PwC Indonesia’s energy, utilities and mining business.

Kathy is well known to Wells Haslem Mayhew, having twice previously worked with John Wells at predecessor firms – Jackson Wells from 1995 to 1997 and Jackson Wells Morris from 2001 to 2003.

Kathy started her career with NAB and has worked as an adviser in Victorian and NSW Coalition governments.