Meet the Team

Kate Wickett - Acting CEO

Kate Wickett

Acting CEO of Sydney WorldPride

Acting CEO of Sydney WorldPride

Kate studied law and began her career in various legal roles including a one year appointment as Associate to Supreme Court Justice Steven Bailey (NT), and legal positions at Maddocks, Buchanan Group, and Port of Melbourne Corp.

While completing a Master in Business Administration, Kate lectured at University of Melbourne and was a director of Midsumma Festival for just over three years. From there, her career pivoted into corporate leadership and she held a NSW Government position as project director for its Future Transport project. This was followed by roles as Partner for Aurecon (NSW and Victoria) and then Head of Change and Communications, Better Risk Outcomes Program with Commonwealth Bank.

Kate was co-chair of the SGLMG board before stepping down to head up Sydney WorldPride. Her devotion to the LGBTIQ community is equaled only by the value she brings to it. Kate has been volunteering for LGBTIQ+ organisations for over 20 years. An outstanding leader, creative thinker, tireless worker, and compassionate human being.

Charmaine Belfanti - Company Secretary

Charmaine Belfanti

Company Secretary of Sydney WorldPride

Company Secretary of Sydney WorldPride

A governance specialist she has extensive experience in the not-for-profit and government sectors improving governance systems and practice, in Australia and internationally. Driven by integrity, she is committed to best practice and aims to create the benchmark in not-for-profit governance. A Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors, she has completed a Certificate in Corporate Governance and Executive Master of Business Administration. She is also a non Executive Director.