An early career in Medical Imaging, in both the public and private sector, led to senior management roles. Subsequently Cathy managed a busy function centre for a number of years before being approached to take up an executive management role with the Australian International Airshow, which she enjoyed very much. Cathy left this role to undertake the duties of Rotary International District Governor in 2005, following which she established her Executive Management Consultancy.
Whilst her early qualifications had been in Medical Imaging, Cathy’s commitment to a philosophy of lifelong learning has continued to bring a number of other management qualifications, including a recent Business degree.
Cathy has been exceedingly active in both the business and wider community over many years with numerous leadership roles, including having been being elected the first female President of the Geelong Chamber of Commerce, and the first female President of a Rotary Club in the ANZO region. Cathy has served on/chaired over thirty different Rotary club, District, and international committees with a number of these still current. She has represented the International President at conferences both nationally and internationally, on a number of occasions. In the community Cathy has likewise held a wide range of roles from Geelong Performing Arts Centre Trustee to Barwon Water Board Director, and in the health area as Chair of the McKellar Centre Hydrotherapy Centre fund-raising committee, Chair of the Mercy Health Rice Village Advisory committee, and as a member of the Anam Cara Board. Cathy also sits on the State Committee of the Order of Australia Association.
Cathy’s contributions have been acknowledged through both the Medal of the Order of Australia, her selection as a State finalist in the Telstra Businesswoman of the Year awards, and through a number of business and Rotary awards.