Managing Principal , HDR
Cate Cowlishaw is the Managing Principal for HDR’s Australian architecture practice. Cate has over two decades of experience serving in leadership roles with global, national and boutique architectural practices. Having spent much of her career focused on business development and practice leadership, Cate has a deep industry knowledge and extensive client networks across numerous markets. Based in the Sydney studio, Cate is a Registered Architect in NSW and a member of the Australian Institute of Architects, where she belongs to the AIA NSW Gender Equity Taskforce and the AIA Editorial and Communications Committee. With a passion for mentorship, Cate has been involved with student conferences and mentoring programs at UNSW and the University of Sydney. She has also presented at Women in Design and Construction events and has been published in Architectural Review.