The 1999 & 2010 Australian Speaker of the Year, combines Gen Y energy with baby boomer experience to deliver an entertaining & educational message from stage; and is easy to work with off the platform.
She is an outstanding communicator with proven international management experience in the private and public sectors-speaking globally on customer service, value add, change and turning obstacles to opportunities in our professional and personal lives.
A former IBM executive, Catherine held roles in sales, marketing, communication & management development. She spent 2 years in Tokyo as Asia Pacific Headquarters Human Resource Manager; and was later responsible for their customer education, management & leadership development programs in Australia.
An Australia Day ambassador, she was a former board member of the 3rd largest police service in the world, past CEO of Young Achievement Australia and worked for Ministers of Consumer Affairs, Education and Sport, where she was involved in the establishment of the Life. Be In It fitness campaign.
One of the most sought after speakers in Australia today-and always in search of new material-Catherine has even trekked to Timbuktu & beyond Everest Base Camp! She's also cycled over the Andes, climbed 20,000' to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro...and was given the honour to carry the Olympic Torch on the day of the opening ceremonies of the Sydney 2000 Olympics-plus has a heart warming story of her personal journey from an orphanage in Canada, which she sometimes shares.
Catherine holds a Master of Science degree and has attended short courses at Harvard and the Melbourne Mt Eliza Business School, where she lectured-but believes the best education is common sense!
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