Katherine Howard

Katherine Howard

Senior Consultant, Xyst

Katherine is a leading voice on the ideas and systems that create green, vibrant, authentic, healthy places.?

A senior consultant with Xyst, Katherine is a planner, strategist, coach and problem solver.?

For the City of Vancouver's Board of Park and Recreation she orchestrated creation of the award-winning Parks and Recreation Services Master Plan - VanPlay.


Curiosity distilled the strategy

Katherine recently orchestrated VanPlay, the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation's new Parks and Recreation Services Master Plan, and it wouldn't be the plan it is without her commitment to fresh faced questioning and gentle curiosity. Delivering strategy which drives an organisation towards big and important ideas like equity, connectivity, inclusion and access come down to how much you know about the system at play around you. Katherine will discuss how policy and strategy can be a powerful tool to drive dramatic change, when it's borne of curiosity.

Confirmed keynotes include

Andrew Leslie

CEO, Recreation Aotearoa

Katherine Howard

Senior Consultant, Xyst

Sally Hamilton

Director, Environment and Planning, Sydney Olympic Park Authority

Vanessa Miles

Senior Consultant, Psychologist, Transitioning Well

Robert Dalton

Acting CEO, Sport Australia

Tony McCormick

Director, McCormick Associates Design Pty Ltd

Peter Duncan AM

Director, Duncan Advisory Services Pty Ltd

Honourable David Speirs, MP

Minister for Environment and Water, South Australia

Chris Nunes, CPRE

Director of Parks and Recreation, The Woodlands Township, Texas

Registration & Booking

Key Dates

Registration flat fee

Until 8 September

Program Launch

Mid June

PLA 2021

12-15 September

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