Katrina Thurston

Strategic Financial Leader Driving Organizational Excellence

Katrina Thurston can share knowledge about:

  • Financial Management 
  • Strategic Planning 
  • Governance Frameworks 
  • Risk Management 
  • Healthcare Operations 
  • IT Management 
  • Merger Integration 
  • Compliance Management 
  • Organizational Excellence 
  • Leadership Development 


  • Debtor Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Finance Strategy
  • Accounting Standards
  • ROI
  • Aged Care Business Model
  • Business Case Preparation
  • Process Improvement 
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Not for Profit 

About Katrina Thurston

Hello, I’m Katrina Thurston, an accomplished executive with over 20 years of experience in not-for-profit and healthcare organizations. My career journey began as an accountant, and since then, I’ve held various executive roles, focusing on financial management, strategic planning, and governance. 

In my journey through the healthcare and aged care sectors, I’ve developed a deep-seated belief in the power of financial strategy and robust management to transform care quality and organisational sustainability.

My focus has been on crafting and implementing innovative financial solutions that not only drive operational efficiency but also enhance service delivery to our most vulnerable populations. Having led financial teams in key roles, I’ve been at the forefront of change, navigating the complexities of regulatory compliance and fostering environments where continuous improvement thrives.

My work is underpinned by a commitment to ethical leadership, where mentoring and collaboration are the cornerstones of team success. I take pride in my ability to demystify financial concepts, making them accessible and actionable for non-financial leaders, thereby empowering entire organisations to make informed decisions.

The aged care sector presents unique challenges and my aim is to equip providers with the tools and knowledge they need to not only meet but exceed industry standards, ensuring a future where quality care is a given, not a goal.

Professional Experience:
Throughout my career, I’ve spearheaded strategic initiatives, streamlined business operations, and managed complex financial systems. My leadership style revolves around coaching and fostering collaboration, driving continuous improvement in the workplace. 

Technical Proficiency:
I excel in strategic planning, risk management, and IT management, leveraging my skills to optimise business operations and drive growth. With a focus on governance frameworks and internal controls, I ensure organisational compliance and effectiveness. 

Leadership & Achievements:
I’ve successfully led teams through major transformations, mergers, and integration projects, driving performance and accountability. My contributions include developing strategic plans, implementing financial controls, and optimising investment strategies.