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Kate Weaver


General Manager of Human Resources


An accomplished and proven HR leader in professional services and legal firms, Kate contributes at both a strategic and operational level to embed a high performance culture at Russell McVeagh.

Kate's extensive HR management expertise is utilised right across the firm's people experience, including recruitment, talent management, learning and leadership development, remuneration, and performance management.

She has a key role in the firm's ongoing Transformation programme, drawing on her experience in culture management and people engagement to support better work place practices and meaningful organisational change.


Kate has extensive senior experience in HR capability, including working at DLA Phillips Fox as the Head of HR Operations across Australasia, and the merged global law firm DLA Piper, which comprised over 1,000 employees and partners, as the HR Director in Australia.

Since returning to New Zealand in 2014, Kate has held senior HR roles at Fletcher Building, Fletcher Construction and most recently, NZME.


BA (Industrial and Organizational Psychology), Massey University