Kate Torney, CEO of the State Library of Victoria

Kate Torney, Head Girl in 1985, was appointed Director of ABC News in April 2009, a role in which she remained in for six years. In 2015 Kate was appointed CEO of the State Library of Victoria. Before that, Kate was Head of Asia Pacific News.

Kate has worked as a radio and television reporter and producer, bureau chief, executive producer and news editor. In 2001, she teamed with Barrie Cassidy to launch Insiders, the ABC’s flagship weekly national affairs program. She was also involved in establishing Offsiders, Inside Business, Newshour (for Australia Network) and ABC News Breakfast.

Kate has a Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

Kate Torney