Kate McLoughlin - Australian Paralympic Committee

Kate was Australia’s first female Chef de Mission of a Paralympic Team. Her leadership and support for the 177 athletes and 150 officials leading up to and during the Rio Paralympic Games generated wide praise from the national federations, athletes and staff on the Australian Paralympic Team in Rio.

Kate brought back team captains which lead to the instigation of ‘The Mob’, where athletes and team members shared experiences to help understand their place within the history of the Paralympic movement in Australia.