Catherine has been in the business community for more than 25 years as a senior investment banker and as a non-executive director and chair in the education, arts, health, community, manufacturing, fast moving consumer goods, financial services, property and building materials sectors. She is the proud daughter, granddaughter and sister of school teachers.

Catherine holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management (UNSW) and a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University.