Catherine is responsible for the Science – energy and climate team in the UK’s Government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The team is responsible for the UK’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory and sponsor to the Met Office Hadley Centre. Catherine is also on the advisory board of UK ERC, CSIRO, Climate Works and Climate Bonds Initiative globally.
Catherine has more than 15 years of experience in clean energy, environmental finance, science and engineering. As Head of Sustainable Finance Solutions – ANZ, Catherine provided advice to clients in developing opportunities for environmental finance solutions and applying her specialist banking expertise relevant to clean energy/environmental sector. Catherine led development of ANZ’s first Environmental Upgrade Agreement financing, Green Bond, distributed energy financing and energy efficiency advisory roles.
Prior to joining ANZ, Catherine was the Chief Operating Officer at Low Carbon Australia, leading the deal teams providing finance for energy efficiency and renewable projects to Westpac, National Australia Bank, Macquarie, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Flexi-rent and Australian corporates. As Head of International Development for the UK Government’s Carbon Trust Catherine negotiated the JV on low carbon technology development between the Carbon Trust and the Chinese Government State Owned Entity.
Catherine is a graduate of the Australian Companies Institute of Directors (AICD) and Chief Executive Women scholarship beneficiary. Catherine was an analyst at McKinsey & Company. She holds a Masters in Environmental Management (MSc) from Oxford University and a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (BEChem Hons 1st) from the University of Queensland and was awarded the Shell and Mt Isa Mines Scholarships.