WOB welcomes new MyMentor Manager Catherine Brown


Women on Boards is pleased to welcome leading HR executive Catherine Brown to head up its MyMentor mentoring program.  


With over 30 years’ experience in HR and consulting as well as a Non-Executive Director and executive coach, Catherine is co-founder and director of Parents on Leave, which she founded with WOB Chair Sheena Wilson.

“I have been a member of WOB for many years and a mentor for much of that time. My purpose is to assist women achieve their career goals and the WOB mentoring program is an invaluable resource to support, amongst other things, that journey. I am delighted to have been invited to take up this position,” said Catherine.

Catherine has also held executive HR roles in diverse sectors including professional services, mining and manufacturing and higher education, and has extensive experience leading global teams including University of Melbourne, Amcor, PwC, EY and BHP and has worked in Australia and the UK.

Catherine brings to the table sound judgement, pragmatism, deep knowledge of contemporary HR and talent practices, all honed in highly complex operating environments. 

She has built her own successful businesses in the consulting and retail environments as well as service in the British Royal Navy where she was instrumental in designing and implementing the Royal Navy’s first centre to deliver counselling and support services to Naval staff and their families.

Catherine is committed to helping others achieve their career aspirations and goals and was a panel judge on one of the professional services sector’s first Diversity and Inclusion programs for women.

Former board roles include Sovereign Hill Museums Association and SEDA College, Victoria.

Why a Mentor is Your Secret to Getting Ahead

Hear from Catherine at WOB’s Mentoring Information Session on 19 June. In this live virtual webinar, Claire Braund and Catherine will discuss how a mentor will support your journey to (and in) the boardroom.

Mentoring Information Session, 19 June Register HERE

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