Kate McHugh

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BSc (environmental Biology)
MA (organisational communication)
Climate Reality Leader trained by Al Gore
Ambassador for EyeSea (tracking ocean pollution globally)
CEO and Founder of KitchenHand
I am a sustainability leader with a background in strategy, transformation and supply chain. Entrepreneurial by nature, I enjoy connecting the dots and people to create positive change and shared value.

I am now focused on building my own business, KitchenHand.io , established to reduce food waste.

Having earned my corporate stripes at A.P. Moller–Maersk on their prestigious, global management program, I established a reputation for improvement and change strategies with a focus on customer outcomes and business growth. Since then, I've worked in sustainability, supply chain, strategy and change management, to deliver improvement and transformation focused on growth, customer and profit across a wide range of industries.

A competitive sailor and a very ordinary recreational runner, I love good food, coffee, wine, conversation, seas, trails, humour, and travel - although not necessarily all at the same time... In summary, I'm passionate about food and my connection to the environment.

I'm an ambassador for EyeSea, a Climate Reality Leader for Al Gore and an organiser at Sydney Sustainability Lunchers.
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katemchughh/
Instagram (business): https://www.instagram.com/kitchenhand.io/
Instagram (personal): https://www.instagram.com/katie_macq
Facebook (business): https://www.facebook.com/KitchenHand.io
Sustainability and climate change
Food and cooking
Sailing, surf ski paddling
trail running and hiking
food, cooking and dining
I am a farmer's granddaughter and a sustainability and supply chain executive. I am also a competitive sailor, recreational surf ski paddler, and an ordinary trail runner. I feel most alive when I am connected to the environment and food.

I have turned my extensive corporate experience and education to solving one of the world's most tricky problems, food waste, beginning with food discarded in households, which comprises one third of the volume and one half of the value of food waste in Australia.

I believe the sunshine and rain, love and energy, blood sweat and tears that goes into growing our food, should not end up in the bin.
That is why I have developed the KitchenHand.io app, to help households reduce the amount of uneaten food they discard, while saving them time, effort and money.