Catherine Marriott OAM
Over the last 18 years, Catherine has worked in management, strategic and leadership roles in the agricultural, research and regional development sectors in Australia and internationally. During this time, she has become a proven business leader, communicator and organisational renovator, focused mostly on leadership development, advocacy and delivering innovative solutions for the industries in which she works.
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Testimonials for Catherine Marriott OAM
"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
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Catherine Marriott OAM's Biography
Over the last 18 years, Catherine Marriott OAM has worked in management, strategic and leadership roles in the agricultural, research and regional development sectors in Australia and internationally. During this time, she has become a proven business leader, communicator and organisational renovator, focused mostly on leadership development, advocacy and delivering innovative solutions for the industries in which she works. Currently the CEO of Riverine Plains Inc, she is passionate about building prosperity in their members through sharing knowledge and skills.
Catherine has always worked in rural and regional Australia and is inspired by the potential of our regions. She is passionate about the people side of agriculture, learning from and sharing with others. Mentoring is a role she plays with enthusiasm as she believes to have vibrant rural communities, you need confident, supported people and prosperous businesses.
She uses her Rural Science degree to understand the technical aspects of agriculture, while her experience in business and governance helps maximise efficiency and outcomes for the organisations for whom she works. Catherine has worked as a beef industry consultant, an entrepreneur, a farmer member based, organisational CEO and has sat on a number of NFP and public boards both in Australia and Internationally.
She received a 2022 Queens Birthday Honours, Order of Australia Medal for contribution to agriculture and rural communities, is UNE’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and was the 2012 WA Rural Women of the Year.
In her spare time, Catherine loves cycling, horse riding, travel and exploring the outback. She is also passionate about finding a cure for cancer and has raised over $100,000 to put towards research, education programs and patient support.
Speaking Topics Include
Agriculture-based issues including future of food and water management
The role of agriculture in Australia’s and the global economy