Katharine Annear is an Autistic woman who was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome later in life. She lives in Adelaide, South Australia. Through her advocacy work, Katharine is committed to establishing high quality dynamic and responsive systems for people with disability. She has held management and quality roles within disability services and has held and holds several key roles in not for profit organisations. She is Chair of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network of Australia and New Zealand.
Holding a Master of Disability Studies, Katharine works in the disability field and lectures part-time at Flinders University. She travels overseas regularly to foster and maintain links with the international disability community and gain knowledge on contemporary approaches to global disability issues.