Executive Director of the Global Island Partnership
Kate Brown is the Executive Director of the Global Island Partnership, a platform that enables island leaders and their supporters to take action to build resilient and sustainable island communities. Kate is a passionate advocate for islands. She is a valued and trusted international partnership and collaboration leader, with a unique ability to connect dots for issues and people. Kate has extensive experience in all island regions globally, and brings an extensive network of island leaders, blue sky thinkers and people dedicated to supporting islands.
Kate has experience working inside government, non profits and intergovernmentally as well as a keen sense of the most important elements of the international policy setting space relevant to islands as well as what is needed for implementation to happen. A strategic thinker who is able to present clear ideas and set up the right conditions for collaboration to thrive. Kate is originally from New Zealand and lived for eight years in Apia, Samoa. Kate now resides in Washington DC with her family.
Founder, GreenTech Group; Founder and President, Cayman Islands Renewable Energy Association (CREA); Founder, Project Green School
Vice President, Customer Service and Technology, Caribbean Utilities Company, Cayman Islands
Minister of Planning, Lands, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure, Cayman Islands
Sustainability Coordinator, NCB Group
Head, Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency Unit, Office of Vice-President (Operations), Caribbean Development Bank
Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources & Labour, British Virgin Islands
Chairman and CEO of VikingPeak Energy
President, OTEC International LLC, and CFO, The Abell Foundation, Inc.
Director of Energy, Government of Bermuda
CEO of the Utility Regulation and Competition Office of the Cayman Islands (OfReg)
CEO of HOMER Energy
Executive Vice President and General Manager, Caribbean Basin, for Tantalus Systems
Programme Manager for Energy and Head of the Energy Unit at the Caribbean Community Secretariat
Former Minister for Sustainable Development, Saint Lucia
Vice President and Head of Community Development, Dart Enterprises