Business Sydney

Meet the Team


Katherine O’Regan

Executive Director

Katherine O’Regan is the Executive Director of the Business Sydney, appointed in July 2019.

She is an internationally experienced executive and commercial Board Director specialising in urban management, finance and economic development. She has developed and implemented growth strategies for cities, business and government as well as served as Chief of Staff and Advisor to Federal and State Government Ministers and Deputy Mayor, Woollahra Municipal Council.

She is Chair of Rookwood General Cemetery, a Board Director of the Sydney Institute and Deputy Chair of Dantia, Lake Macquarie’s Economic Development Company.

Formerly an athlete, scientist and coach, Katherine holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Sports Science), Masters of Business Administration and a Masters of US Studies (with Merit).


Public Affairs Manager

With many years’ experience as a Sydney-based news and current affairs journalist, David brings an extensive knowledge of our city, its people and the issues that concern them to role as Public Affairs Manager for Business Sydney.

He works extensively with metropolitan media, industry and government stakeholders to raise the profile, recognition and reputation of Business Sydney as the leading voice of business in our great global city.

Writing media releases and social media content, as well as generating media stories including comment from our Executive Director on the issues that matter most to our members, David’s role also includes producing online forums, videos, newsletters and other forms of member and stakeholder communications.

Peter Bradford

Business Manager

Peter Bradford is an accomplished and experienced partnerships manager with a wealth of knowledge in relation to public policy analysis and building prosperous networks. His global experiences have enhanced his understanding of commerce, economics, public policy and trade. Having worked across several global cities, Peter has a strong understanding of how to engage prominent stakeholders within the public and private sector in order to enhance business competitiveness within a city and enact real change.

As the Business Manager, Peter leads the development and implementation of Business Sydney's membership and partnership strategy. This includes responsibility for initiatives to acquire and retain members, secure partnerships and deliver projects that enhance our commercial position and reputation.

Peter's role also supports Business Sydney's advocacy outcomes by contributing, engaging and aligning businesses and stakeholders with policy activities, and by supporting internal and external communications.


Marketing and Events Manager

Yang has been a valued member of the Business Sydney team as Marketing and Events Coordinator since 2020.  His duties involve creating and amplifying digital marketing footprints. Recently, Yang has taken on a more strategic and management focus and is supporting the rebranding project.

When Yang was a student at the University of New South Wales, he was interest in two things: Logistics Management and Entrepreneurship. When he learned about the field of marketing, he knew this is where his professional future would take him. 

Libby O'Leary

Executive Assistant

With over 15 years’ experience in professional office executive assistant positions, Libby brings excellent high-level administrative support to the Executive Director and the Business Sydney team. She skilfully manages the day to day operations of the office and the overall management of events from pre-planning, coordination, operation and logistics.

Libby is the point of contact for all member and external stakeholder enquiries.