Catherine began her career with Coopers & Lybrand in Rockhampton in 1989. After a restructure, Catherine worked at Joseph Kenna & Co which took over responsibility for Coopers & Lybrands’ clients in Rockhampton from September 1992. Catherine moved to Brisbane in January 1995 where she joined Johnston Rorke as a supervisor/client manager.
In 1997, Catherine moved from public practice to work as financial controller at a hospitality recruiting and service provider. In 1998, she joined husband Ian, in the Solomon Islands working as the financial controller of the Government owned Commodities Export Marketing Authority. Since returning to Australia, Catherine has undertaken a number of contract finance positions for organisations including Super Cheap Auto and Suncorp Stadium