ReConnecting with Kate Brady
We recently caught up with Kate Brady, and here's what she had to say!
Q: When did you work at TressCox and who did you work closely with?
A: I worked at TressCox full time from 2001 to 2003 and then part-time in 2005. Initially I worked in Tim Unsworth's group, where I started as a graduate solicitor, then later in Alistair Little's group (thanks for employing me Tim and Al!).
Q: What is your fondest memory during your time at TressCox?
A: Definitely the people. I appreciate having had the opportunity to work with so many great individuals - especially Jules! Ms Sorbara and I met at the firm as baby solicitors and have been friends ever since (she's even agreed to be one of my bridesmaids).
Q: What have you been doing since you left TressCox?
A: When I initially left I spent a little under a year travelling in the UK and Europe, then when I returned home I took up a legal counsel role with McDonalds. I left McDonalds in 2005 to study journalism and returned to TressCox part-time. In 2006 Mark Bamford sent me on secondment to a client called XYZnetworks, where I ended up staying on as legal counsel. XYZ owns a number of Foxtel channels including Arena, Channel [V] and The Lifestyle Channel.
A few months ago I left XYZ to move to Network Ten as Business Affairs Manager, which is my first non-legal role (although it is quasi-legal). I mostly work with our programmers and producers to negotiate deals for buying and producing programming for the network, which I'm really enjoying.
I've also travelled a little, become engaged to my fiancé Brad and a couple of weeks ago we bought a place in Erskineville - so it’s goodbye travel for a little while!
Q: Who are you still in contact with at TressCox?
A: I see a lot of Julia and touch base with Tim and Alistair (especially when in need of a kind referee!) and I occasionally catch up with other old workmates at professional functions or when I crash a TressCox get together.
Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: I plan to live it up as much as possible between now and when my mortgage kicks in, get married in January and talk about myself in a TressCox newsletter. So far I'm feeling confident of ticking all boxes.
If you would like to ReConnect with the TressCox Alumni and contribute to the feature profile section, please contact our Alumni Coordinator:
Sarah Hargrove: Sarah_Hargrove@tresscox.com.au
or Call (02) 9228 9233