Speakers Profile - Katerina Kimmorley

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Katerina Kimmorley is an impact entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist whose pioneering work has had a significant influence on poverty and climate change globally.

Katerina is Head of Commercial and Investments at Boundless - Mike Cannon Brookes'new entity aiming to help Australia become a renewable superpower. She sits on the NSW Government Net Zero Emissions & Clean Economy Board, a NED on the board of Climate Tech company Allume Energy & the Investment Committee of Investibles Climate Tech VC fund.

As Founder of Pollinate Energy, she grew the organisation to become the largest provider of solar lighting to slum communities across India and Nepal. Recognising that to create the global change you need to fund the most impactful businesses, Katerina went on to be part of the founding team of the world's largest Venture Capital Fund for CleanTech, the Innovation Fund. In 2019, she will launch the Impact Fund - a CleanTech Impact investment Venture Capital fund aiming to bring Australia's net emissions to zero.

A leading voice in the development of CleanTech in Australia and Asia, she has spoken at numerous conferences nationally and internationally, including the UNFCCC COP 19 & 21 where Pollinate Energy won the Momentum for Change Award. She has been recognised by the Financial Review as one of Australia's 100 Women of Influence, was the London School of Economics Entrepreneur of the Year and was awarded the Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize.

Katerina has worked in CleanTech Private Equity & Venture Capital investing in the Asia Pacific region and as an advisor to the NSW Premier on Renewable Energy and Climate Change. The foundations of her experience are in management consulting, energy markets consulting and photovoltaic engineering. Katerina is an economist by training and was awarded a Chevening and scholarship for her Masters & PhD in Environmental Economics and Climate Change at the London School of Economics (LSE).