Cathy lives in Griffith and is employed as a Climate Resilience & Zero Net Emissions Project Officer for the Environment, Energy & Science group of the Dept. of Planning, Industry and Environment. She has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Environment) and Diploma of Project Management, and has worked previously in environmental planning and natural resources within the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area.

Cathy has previously been on the Landcare Steering Committee with Murrumbidgee Landcare, mentoring the Regional and Local Landcare Coordinators for the Irrigation areas. Her interests include hiking, native Australian vegetation and travelling.