International Business Experience
Catherine worked for a decade with IBM. Following two years in Japan as Asia Pacific Headquarters Personnel Manager, she returned to Australia with a heightened awareness and commitment to quality customer service. As Customer Education Manager for Asia/South Pacific, she gained an appreciation of regional differences and current leadership issues. Earlier experience as a Sales and Marketing Representative and as Employee Communications and Special Events Manager provided insight into effective communication, motivational programs and conference organisation. Following IBM, Catherine was CEO of Junior Achievement Australia - a worldwide organisation forging closer links between business and education.
Catherine served as a speech writer/press secretary to Ministers of Consumer Affairs and Education. Prior to that, she was responsible for all sports funding; involved in the establishment of the award-winning "Life Be In It" fitness campaign; and author of a book on sports marketing.
She was an independent board member of the 3rd largest police service in the world.
One of the most sought after speakers in Australia today, Catherine is a former university lecturer, who has spoken at local and international conferences. Best-selling author, columnist and frequent broadcaster, she has shared the platform with the Prime Ministers of 3 countries and President of the Business Council of Australia. A CSP (Certified Speaking Professional, she was awarded Australian Speaker of the Year.
Author of 7 best selling books - translated into over a dozen languages, she has also written corporate histories and can write your story.
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