Kate Cole

Occupational Health and Hygiene Manager – Sydney Metro

Kate Cole is an Engineer and Certified Occupational Hygienist who has worked in the construction industry for almost two decades on projects in Australia, Hong Kong and the USA. She holds degrees in Science, Engineering and Occupational Hygiene, and is currently supporting Sydney Metro as the Occupational Health and Hygiene Manager.

A passionate advocate for preserving the health of Australian construction workers, Kate has been the catalyst for industry change, forming the first Air Quality Working Group through the Australian Tunnelling Society, where clients and contractors of major tunnelling projects in NSW worked together to address the issue of silica dust during construction. Amongst her many achievements, Kate was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship where she travelled globally to investigate world best practice in silica dust control, and was recently named as one of theTop 100 Women of Influence by the Australian Financial Review for her work in addressing the issue of silica dust exposure in the construction industry