Kathryn Walker is the Regional EHS & Sustainability Manager at Etex Australia. Etex is the manufacturer and distributor of Siniat products in Australia.
Kathryn holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from UNSW, and her professional experience includes working in manufacturing, technical services, innovation and marketing, and ultimately in sustainability and health & safety.
Kathryn has led the business’s sustainability initiatives for the past 10 years. In this regard her experience includes working with internal and external stakeholders to deliver sustainable solutions, including product certifications and manufacturing operations.
The combination of Sustainability with Health & Safety is probably not seen that often, but Kathryn regards it as a natural fit. She enjoys working with stakeholders and keeping them at the heart of what we do at Siniat – working on projects as diverse as developing solutions for customers, such as the Siniat Climate Active opt-in program, or Safety and Wellbeing leadership.
Kathryn represents the company on industry bodies such as the Gypsum Board Manufacturers of Australasia (GBMA) Safety and Technical Committees, and represents the GBMA as the alternate board director on the BPIC (Building Products Industry Council).