Kate Philip is a development strategist with extensive experience in the development sector as a practitioner and in policy development, focused on issues of economic marginalisation, inequality, employment and enterprise development. From within TIPS (Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies), this has included providing support to GTAC in National Treasury on regional economic development strategies, to the Economies of Regions Learning Network, and to the Integrated Wild Coast Development Programme. She has provided advisory support to the South African Presidency on issues of economic marginalisation, and played a central role in the design and development of South Africa’s Community Work Programme.
Through the International Labour Organization, she is currently supporting the government of Greece in relation to its public employment programme, Kinofelis, and regularly participates in teaching a course on Innovations in Public Employment for the International Training Centre of the ILO in Turin. She worked for many years in enterprise development in rural areas and small towns, as CEO of the Mineworkers Development Agency.
She has a PhD in Development Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand.