Kate Thompson

Kate Thompson

Vice President Human Resources, Volvo Group

Kate is an engaging and commercially minded Human Resources Executive with extensive People and Culture experience across diverse industries and sectors spanning FMCG, Banking & Finance, Manufacturing and Transport. 

With a passion for taking a people lens to business strategy, Kate supports large organisations implement globally aligned, locally authentic people solutions that deliver sustainable business growth. Driving results through an understanding of the eco system of an organisation and the levers required to embed sustainable change.  

As a highly articulate communicator and business leader Kate has particular interest in the fields of strategic workforce planning and organisation evolution, business acquisition and integrations, organisation design, strategic talent management and culture & engagement. 

Kate is currently the Vice President of Human Resources, Volvo Group Australia. Volvo Group is a global leader in the heavy transportation equipment services industry with 100,000 employees in 190 markets. Locally Volvo Group Australia, includes Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, UD Trucks, Volvo Penta, Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Bus and Volvo Financial Services. With 1300 employees in Australia we are a key employer in the Australian transport industry.  

Kate holds a Master of Business Administration.