Catherine joined Citi in September 2013 as head of Government Affairs for Asia Pacific. Catherine works closely with senior management, business heads, and Citi Country Officers on policy and regulatory issues impacting the firm by engaging with policymakers and industry groups. Catherine also coordinates and manages the Citi Government Affairs representatives in the region.
Prior to joining Citi, Catherine worked at State Street Bank and Trust as Head of Regulatory, Industry and Government Affairs, Asia Pacific. Before that Catherine was a diplomat at the Australian Embassy Beijing, a research fellow in the Faculty of Law and Politics at Keio University Japan and a policy advisor in the Australian Departments of Prime Minister and Cabinet and Foreign Affairs and Trade on political, strategic and trade issues.
Catherine has played an active role in various industry associations, including the U.S. National Centre for APEC (Board Member), US-ASEAN Business Council (Financial Services Committee and Chairman Council), Asian Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (Public Policy Committee Member and former Alternate Board Member), the American Chamber of Commerce in
Hong Kong (former Financial Services Committee Head and former Board Member), Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers (Member of Chairman’s Circle) and the Asia Business Trade Association (Member). Catherine has also been active in the APEC Business Advisory Council, Advisory Group on APEC Financial System Capacity Building and the APEC Asia Pacific Financial Forum and the World Economic Forum Digital ASEAN Initiative.
Catherine speaks English, Mandarin and Japanese.