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Catherine Marriott

Recently awarded 2013 RIRDC Rural Women of the Year Award and West Australian Rural Woman of the Year 2012 Catherine Marriott is a passionate advocate for Australian agriculture coming from a long line of farming families but she’s anything but...

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Testimonials for Catherine Marriott

 "Catherine Marriott is an engaging and inspiring public speaker. She sets herself apart from the crowd with her ability to influence the attitude and behaviour of those with whom she has contact. A self-deprecating, sometimes hilariously funny speaker, Catherine comes with serious messages about leadership and female leaders, the importance of agriculture and food businesses to Australia and communities in countries that are our export destinations, the importance or earning and retaining community acceptance and support, and the power of individuals working together to deliver change.

It is hard to imagine anyone hearing Catherine speak, and then not being able to remember her, and at least one of her messages. If you get a chance to hear her speak, don't miss it, as you will miss an opportunity to think better, be better or do something better as a result."
Rob Delane, Director General, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia

Catherine Marriott Travels from WA
Fee Range: .Up to $5000

Catherine Marriott's Biography

Recently awarded 2013 RIRDC Rural Women of the Year and West Australian Rural Woman of the Year 2012 Catherine Marriott is a passionate advocate for Australian agriculture coming from a long line of farming families but she’s anything but old-fashioned. From jillarooing in the Northern Territory to working as a technical consultant for the Asian beef industry, this is one woman who knows how to act locally and think globally.

Catherine Marriott represents the next generation of Australian farming. She has global experience in Agribusiness and is an expert commentator on Australian rural industries. Catherine has made a significant contribution to global agribusiness, from hands-on farm work to technical consulting, facilitation and lobbying at all levels of government.

A passionate advocate for rural Australia, Catherine is working hard to build capacity in our most important resource, our people. She lives on a property in Boyup Brook and travels Australia delivering inspirational corporate and public presentations, and facilitates workshops. In 2012 she was named the West Australian RIRDC Rural Woman of the year and the National Runner up, and she is also the founder of Influential Women, a group established with the goal of creating strong, resilient and sustainable rural communities.

In her self-claimed role as advocate for the future of Australian farming, Catherine regularly consults to the Australian government and regulatory bodies on key policy issues facing the industry, and works with like-minded corporations who share her passion and interest in the future success of Rural Australia. She is equally a trusted resource for Australian media, regularly contributing to articles in The Australian, BRW, WA Today, Outback magazine and across national radio.

Along her journey Catherine has become an expert corporate speaker, covering leadership, mentoring, adversity, empowerment, communication and change management. She also commentates on critical issues including the future of food and water management in Australia and the role agriculture will play within the Australian economy in the future.

Speaking Topics Include


Leadership
Mentoring
Overcoming Adversity
Empowerment
Communication
Change management
Agriculture-based issues including future of food and water management
The role of agriculture in Australia’s and the global economy