Cathryn is Head of the Fairness, Inclusion and Respect at the Supply Chain Sustainability School , where she leads the industry-wide Fairness, Inclusion & Respect (FIR) Programme supporting businesses to address workplace culture challenges and build inclusive and respectful environments. The FIR Programme provides free and accessible sources of learning, guidance, resources and initiatives for anyone working in or aspiring to work in the built environment.
Cathryn brings 15 years of experience working with organisations and industries to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice. Her background includes working in the construction and built environment sector and within government regulators, including a building regulator in Western Australia. Cathryn is also a former in-house legal counsel, a lawyer and court advocate by professional training and a skilled facilitator and presenter.
Cathryn’s work with the FIR Programme focuses on both organisational diversity and inclusion, and the sector-wide behavioural and cultural change required to positively impact the outcomes of the built environment sector and the communities it serves. She is passionate about bringing people together to drive that change around fairness, equity and inclusion and supporting sustainable and responsible business practices.