For 3 decades Catherine McGrath has shared her political insights with Australian audiences on SBS and ABC television and radio.
She understands the modern, fast moving, multiplatform media landscape.
Most recently Catherine was Bureau Chief and Chief Political Correspondent for SBS Television. Prior to that she was ABC Asia Editor, Political Editor Australia Network (ABC TV), Chief Political Correspondent ABC Radio and ABC South East Asia Correspondent.
– Associations Forum National Conference July 2017
“As usual Catherine excelled at chairing the opening plenary, educational sessions and the conference dinner. We had great feedback about her role as chair and how professional she was. We can’t wait to work with Catherine again.”
– Bushfire and Natural Hazards Showcase July 2017
“The Showcase in Adelaide was an extremely important event in the life of our CRC and critical to our ongoing work and future planning. Catherine’s contribution ensured it was an outstanding success. We really appreciated her professionalism in getting to know the main issues and the main people in our sector.
We have been overwhelmed by great comments from our partners and research teams, many remarked on her efforts. It was so much more fulfilling for us to have such a professional MC as it allowed us to focus on the networking and content.”
– Meet the Politicians March 2017
“In March 2017 Catherine organised and facilitated a full day “Meet the politicians” event at Parliament House Canberra. Associations Forum was the sponsor of the event which it conducted for the benefit of member associations. Feedback from participants was overwhelmingly favourable. Catherine scored 5/5 for her chairing and insightful questioning of the politicians representing both major parties and the cross benches. Associations Forum will run the event again next year and look forward to Catherine applying her considerable skills again.”
– KPMG (Presentation: Challenges of 45th Parliament)
“Catherine has great energy and style and the feedbackfrom the leadership team was incredibly positive. Her natural storytelling style was a great hit and the content was perfect. Her excellent opening session set the tone for a successful strategy day.”
– ASPI (Australian Strategic Policy Institute)
“Catherine McGrath is a great MC who hosts many of our events at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. From a launch with Ministers to Chiefs of the Defence Forces, she has brought extra polish to our functions, making the events more successful and helping to raise the profile of ASPI’s work. Her strength is in her understanding of defence and security issues, politics and public policy. She makes the events lively, interesting, relevant and where appropriate entertaining.”
– China Industry Tourism Forum (Tourism Dept.)
“Catherine’s attention to detail and well-developed cultural awareness made for a seamless and highly professional facilitation of the event, with very positive feedback received from the Minister, Department Secretary and our discerning tourism industry participants.”
– Connected Government Summit
“We were very impressed with Catherine’s professionalism throughout the entire day. It was obvious she took a lot of time before the event to get to know each speaker and their topic outline. Catherine was spot on with her questions to the conference speakers during the Q & A and seemed very much at ease on stage. We would certainly recommend Catherine for an MC role.”