THE YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR WHO BEAT THE ODDS TO BECOME AN ENGINEERING FIRM CEO

It’s hard enough running a company, let alone running it just months after re-learning how to use a spoon.

Six months before Kate Middleton was due to take the helm of Brisbane-based engineering firm Censeo she couldn’t even walk or talk.

“I had a massive seizure and spent over a month in hospital at St Andrews in the neuro ward,” says Middleton.

“I had to learn how to walk again, talk again, and I even had to learn how to hold a spoon. After having a massive seizure out of nowhere I was diagnosed with a neurological movement disorder that has no cure. The disorder is called dystonia, and I’ll live with it for the rest of my life.”

Since the diagnosis, Middleton has only gone from strength to strength to such an extent that she was named one of the finalists in Business News Australia’s Brisbane Young Entrepreneur Awards.

Middleton’s Censeo acquisition story is remarkable, with her motivation to purchase the once ailing engineering group driven by the desire to save the company’s dedicated employees.

Before Censeo, Middleton founded careers service provider Career Oracle in 2014 which continues to run through a team of executive consultants without much intervention from Middleton. Read more

David Simmons – Business News Australia – 5 Sep 2017