Kadi’s role as Head - Strategic Engagement and Government Relations is to lead the articulation and advocacy of Navitas’ policy positions; develop and communicate policy, industry, political and data insights to support the business; and to develop collaborations and partnerships with key external stakeholders that align with and further Navitas’ interests. Kadi joined Navitas in 2016 having previously spent a decade and half in the Commonwealth public service, 12 years of which she worked on international education issues.
Kadi led Austrade’s development of AIE2025 and the education-related research and analysis. Prior to Austrade, Kadi worked for 10 years in the international arm of the Department of Education and Training. Kadi holds a Master of Strategic Studies with Merit (Australian National University) and a Bachelor of Communication (University of Canberra).