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Katrena Stephenson

Since being awarded a scholarship to undertake her PhD in the UK, Dr Katrena Stephenson has followed a passion for public policy and advocacy, working in not-for-profits, State Government and now, for 10 years in the Local Government sector, currently as CEO of the Local Government Association of Tasmania.

In this role, Katrena represents the views and needs of the Association and its member councils in government, business and other forums.

Katrena has been instrumental in establishing a coalition of Tasmanian peak bodies which in 2018 ran a highly successful State election advocacy campaign including the development of shared aspirations statement, electorate-based candidate sessions and a leaders’ forum.