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Australian Job Board Seek Appoints CFO

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Kate Koch is Seek’s new Chief Financial Officer

Tricia Ang | 29 March 2021

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Australian job board, Seek, announced its appointment of Kate Koch as Chief Financial Officer in mid-march of this year.

Koch replaces predecessor Geoff Roberts, whose step down from Seek, (effective 30 June 2021) was announced in January.

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Koch is currently the CFO of RMIT University, holding the role since 2017. Prior to the role she had vast international experience as a senior finance executive in publishing, retail, and media industries. She was previously Senior Vice President at Pearson PLC, CFO at Pearson Asia Pacific, Group Head of Finance & Performance at Tesco PLC, Senior Vice President at Pearson PLC, and Chief Financial Officer of the Financial Times Group.

Incoming Seek CEO Ian Narev said, “Kate has experience across multiple industries, geographies, and finance roles. She understands how to lead large finance teams in multinational businesses that operate in highly competitive markets.”

“Through this range of roles, she has distinguished herself as a caring and values-driven leader, who builds diverse, high-performing teams. She has been attracted by Seek’s purpose and values, and by its growth potential. We feel very fortunate that she has chosen to join Seek, to lead the committed and talented team that Geoff Roberts has developed.”

Koch will join the Seek Executive Team on 10 June 2021.