I am an experienced commercial and corporate lawyer. I have significant regulatory experience, including in the energy and financial services sectors, with particular expertise in privacy law in both local and global contexts.
I worked as Australia and New Zealand Regional Counsel for a large multi-national conglomerate, based in Australia, for many years. This has given me broad generalist expertise with significant experience working on global teams and completing multi-jurisdiction corporate projects. Within that business context, I provided legal advice and supported commercial contracting for diverse businesses as well as supporting regional corporate head office functions such as treasury, tax, finance, procurement and company secretariat.
My broad in-house experience allows me to assess risk in a wide variety of contexts and enables me to provide robust and practical legal advice to business stakeholders.
Z Energy, Sharesies, Air Liquide, KMD Brands Limited
Principal and Consultant Extra Legal | Legal Consulting
Lochard Energy | Legal Consultant
Australian Energy Markets Operator | Senior Lawyer
National Australia Bank | Managing Counsel Privacy
GE Australia, New Zealand and PNG | Country Counsel
GE Global Operations | Senior Corporate Counsel
GE Capital | Senior Corporate Counsel
ANZ Bank | Legal Counsel
Minter Ellison (Melbourne and Wellington) | Solicitor
Areas of expertise
- Generalist In-house/Regional Counsel
- Commercial/Commercial Contracting
- Privacy Law
What Kathryn Lockhart's clients say
Kathryn is deeply experienced and very productive. She has taken an early leadership position in the contract she is doing for us – it is a very material contract relating to procurement of refined product with a new counterparty. She has also been a great team member and is well liked. She has been a wise shoulder for us to lean on during the last Omicron break out given how far ahead of us in the trajectory that Melbourne is – i.e. what to expect, not to panic, how to manage etc. She is very smart, confident, happy to assume leadership, and also a compassionate and kind teammate.
She’s a keeper for Juno.
General Counsel and Chief Governance Officer, Z Energy
Kathryn is fantastic and we love having her in the team
General Counsel, Sharesies
Kathryn provided an amazing support system for our business at a time when we were critically short on resources. She could dive straight in and autonomously manage many workstreams at once, both picking up on existing matters and dealing with new ones on a daily basis. Her level of commerciality in balancing risk in contract review was spot-on for the agile needs of our business. We feel extremely lucky to have had Kathryn as part of our legal team and couldn't have hoped for a better fit.
Chief Legal & ESG Officer, KMD Brands Limited