We proudly announce Dr Kate Rickersey (Dalrymple ’96) as our 2018 Strathcona Medallist.
Kate significant contribution to improving the lives and prospects of people in developing countries over three continents is a clear demonstration of excellence in her field and an exceptional contribution to the wider international community.
Here is Kate’s acceptance speech from Presentation Night where she encourages the next generation to take advantage of opportunities and to say ‘yes’.
Kate has been engaged in the full cycle of land administration projects since completing her PhD in 2005, which investigated land administration response to access to land and natural resource rights and tenure issues in developing countries. She has a broad experience from working in land administration and governance in countries in Africa, the Middle East, the Pacific and Asia.
Appointed Managing Director (September 2018) – Land Equity International (LEI) Kate now resides in Australia after many years living in Laos.
Kate has attended and presented at many national and international conferences, most recently in March 2018, she took 20 Laos government officials to the 19thAnnual Land and Poverty Conference organised by the World Bank in Washington DC. Kate joined Land Equity International following completion of her PhD, and following a one year AusAID Australian Youth Ambassador program where she was a volunteer in Laos 2005/2006.
Kate’s academic qualifications are:
1997 – 2001 University of Melbourne Bachelor of Arts (Geography)
1997 – 2001 University of Melbourne Bachelor of Geomatic Engineering (First Class Honours)
2002 – 2005 University of Melbourne Doctor of Philosophy (Land Administration)