Kate Baxter


Kate joined IPA in 2007 as a recruitment specialist running a fast-paced in blue collar temp desk. 

In 2010 Kate was appointed manager of the IPA Diversity division. Shortly after, she and the team were recognised as one of the highest performing branches at IPA.  This is due to Kate creating new diversity recruitment opportunities in New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia.

This led to a new national role, where Kate designed and implemented standard operating procedures and marketing strategies for the IPA Diversity division to ensure success. 

When Kate returned to IPA after maternity leave she managed the largest white collar recruitment branch at IPA. This team specialised in volume call centre, office support and executive recruitment.  This division is ISO 9001 accredited and Kate led the team to ensure IPA retained this accreditation.

Kate also managed some of the largest accounts at IPA. With a thirst to develop, Kate supported IPA in a number of key transformation projects supporting the implementation of a new CRM.

Kate left IPA in 2014 to join a boutique consulting firm. Here she gained pivotal experience that utilised her business management qualifications and commercial acumen.  

Kate lead a white-collar recruitment team, specialising in business support, sales & marketing and technical roles. She also developed her leadership and mentoring skills and gained experience working in a small to medium enterprise. 

In 2018, Kate joined a start-up business on a 12 month contract, to head up their People & Culture Division. Here Kate designed, implemented and supported the business in recruitment, engagement, training and cultural programs which delivered strong results. 

Kate has since returned to IPA, a brand she respects and a division she is passionate about. Kate now heads up the IPA Diversity & Inclusion workforce nationally. Her dedication to making a difference, combined with over 15 years’ in corporate recruitment, makes this a perfect role for her.

When Kate is not at work she loves spending time with her husband and three young children, planning new holiday destinations and living life to the full. 

Contact Kate on (03) 9252 2212