Cate has spent a large proportion of her working life campaigning on environmental and social justice issues in Australia. Her current role at an international NGO sees her leading a campaign for better protection of the marine environment along Australia’s east coast. Originally hailing from sunny Qld, Cate was CEO of the Nature Conservation Council of NSW for five years and also a Member of the NSW Parliament for three years. Cate was a founding director of GetUp! and is currently on the boards of Clean Up Australia and Sea Shepherd.

Cate’s also participated in Inspired Adventures first adventure in 2005 to Northern India – ‘Trek for Tibet’ for the Australia Tibet Council. Her and her partner have travelled many times to South East Asia, including to Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. Recently, she went dogsledding and saw the northern lights in the Arctic Circle in Northern Norway.

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