Cathy is an environmental scientist with more than 23 years’ experience in conservation, sustainability, community development, eco-tourism and the resources sector in Western Australia and internationally. Cathy has lived and worked in multicultural, multi-skilled and sensitive environments in five countries including Australia.  She has well established and respected industry and regulatory networks, knowledge of international legislative frameworks and experience in skills share, mentoring, stakeholder relations and building partnerships. Her breadth and depth of experience includes government and a range of industries, in consulting and operations involving project development from the conceptual through to the operational, mine closure and rehabilitation phase. Core skills include environmental feasibility, strategy and pathways to approvals, environmental scoping of ecological surveys, project management, environmental due diligence, environmental and social impact assessment, stakeholder engagement, compliance performance improvement, mine closure and rehabilitation. She is a Certified Environmental Practitioner in Australia and New Zealand, contributes to community through mentoring of an African student on a scholarship under the Australian Awards program, is a member of the AUSIMM Society and Environment Committee, the technical committee for the Closure Professional Practitioners Association and currently assists with a sub-committee of the Dieback Working Group. Cathy was awarded a scholarship on the 2018 Pipeline for Directors Program and is a Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors Course. Cathy is currently involved in part-time studies with Charles Darwin University.