Independent Non Executive Director
Cathy’s international career spans over 25 years’ leading and developing investment management businesses in Sydney, London and New York as an executive leader and non-executive director.
From 2003-2010, Cathy held senior roles with Deutsche Asset Management, including five years based in New York leading product development for its US$62bn global real estate and infrastructure platform (RREEF). She then led Fidante Partners, the multi-boutique asset management platform within the Challenger Group (ASX:CGF) to become Australia’s fastest growing fund manager, expanding from A$15bn to more than A$60bn in client assets by 2018. Serving as non-executive director on the board of each of Fidante’s 15 affiliated investment managers, Cathy provided seasoned counsel to founder CEOs through a wide range of events – managing business growth and sustainability; product innovation; client engagement strategy, financial management and advising on people and culture strategy, including founder succession.
Cathy comes to NGI with demonstrated experience in a broad range of investment management specialties across listed and private asset classes. Her deep understanding of mergers and acquisitions in the investment management space, as well as the evolution of these businesses through the start-up, growth and maturity phases is valuable to NGI as it continues to execute on both its organic and inorganic growth plans.
Cathy holds a Bachelor of Business (Economics) from QUT and is a graduate of the Wharton Business School. She is also a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.