Cath has worked as an independent consultant since 2013, assisting aid and development organisations to improve their quality systems and accountability processes. Prior to that, Cath managed the ethical standard and membership services for the Australian peak body for overseas aid organisations (ACFID).
Cath has a diverse background working at a senior level within non-government organisations, from managing the quality standard for Australian pharmacies to mental health, child and family welfare and conflict resolution services. She did a 2 year placement teaching in Tanzania with the Australian government volunteer program at the beginning of her career and started work in the not-for-profit sector by helping establish the Canberra development education centre. Cath is currently an auditor for HQAI.