Fellows of Senate

Kathryn McClymont

Kathryn (Kate) McClymont is a Fellow of Senate elected by and from the graduates of the University of Sydney.

Ms McClymont's term/s of office as a Fellow of Senate:

  • term 1: 1 December 2013 - 30 November 2017 (four years) - current term

Kate is a member of the following Senate committee/s:

  • Nominations and Appointments Committee: from 3 February 2014


BA(Hons) Sydney
Fellow of Senate, 1 December 2013 –

Kate McClymont graduated from the University of Sydney in 1981 with a BA (Hons) in English Literature.

She joined the Sydney Morning Herald in 1985 as a graduate cadet. She later worked at the National Times followed by a two-year stint as a researcher at the ABC’s Four Corner’s programme before rejoining the Herald in 1990.

She is one of the country’s most respected investigative reporters and is a five-time winner of journalism’s most prestigious award, the Walkley, including the Gold Walkley. She was awarded the 2012 NSW Journalist of the Year for uncovering corruption which embroiled Labor figures Eddie Obeid and Ian Macdonald in an ICAC inquiry.

Kate is also the recipient of numerous other awards including six Kennedy Awards, the Australian Shareholders' Association award for excellence in financial reporting (1992), The NSW Law Society’s Golden Quill award for excellence in legal reporting (1990 and 1992), Australian Racing Writer of the Year (1995), Australian Sports Commission Media Award (2002). She also won the 2012 George Munster Award for Independent Journalism.