Kate Munari

Travels from: ACT

Australia's only female Navy helicopter pilot to fly in Afghanistan.

Categories: Communication, Inspirational, Leadership, Military Speakers, Motivational Speakers

Full Presenter Profile & Bio

Kate Munari joined the Royal Australian Navy at the age of 18, through the Australian Defence Force Academy and completed a Bachelor of Science degree. Qualifying as a helicopter pilot in 2006, her skill and dedication to flying led to her being selected for a four and a half year posting to the Royal Navy, UK. There, Kate flew as part of Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) who fly in support of the Royal Marine Commandos.

Kate served in Afghanistan three times as part of CHF, flying day and night, in all weather conditions as aircraft captain and formation commander. She led teams in some of the toughest conditions any workplace can present.

Having been in the military for over 15 years, Kate has added a new dimension to her professional life. Keen to share her experiences with others, Kate will inspire and motivate audiences to overcome challenges and achieve their goals.

Kate's presence and stories engage and inspire no matter your profession, her wealth of knowledge and experience are sure to fit your needs. As your next event speaker, Kate wants to drive your audience to achieve their goals and become leaders in their own sphere.

Speaker Topics

Be it verbal or non verbal, communication is a fundamental factor in all aspects of work. Kate has had to deal with personalities of all types. Effective communication has been key to her success at every level.
Decision Making
Some decisions have no easy answer, but a decision must be made. Hear how Kate made these decisions during her time on operations.
As a military helicopter pilot, Kate has had up to 40 peoples lives in her hands. Hear how she dealt with this responsibility
Overcoming the Odds
Everyone has dreams and goals. Hear how Kate overcame the odds, to achieve and realise her goal of becoming a military pilot.
Success During Adversity
Kate shares the challenges she faced and the tools she used to succeed during times of adversity.
Behind every successful leader is a good team. Knowing when to lead and when to follow is vital. Kate was still part of a bigger team and had to play her part.
Women in Leadership
Kate shares the subtleties of succeeding in a male dominated work environment, and the trials leading to her gaining the respect of her peers and team members.


Engaging right from the start, Kate’s journey is inspiring and our guests were captivated from her first word to her last. Many commented that to hear from a female pilot who has served on the frontline was a privilege and proved that any challenge can be overcome.


Stories from her military career held our staff in rapt attention for close to two hours as she described her experience as a front line pilot in some of the scariest war zones encountered in recent times… Kate’s presentation has been an invaluable gift to staff – one not to be missed.


Kate Munari - Leadership

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