Cate HathawayChief People & Transformation Officer, GrainCorp

Cate Hathaway is currently Chief People & Transformation Officer with GrainCorp, responsible for transformational change, people, and technology. Cate's early career involved 12 years in the Insurance sector in line management roles. For more than 20 years, Cate has held senior HR executive positions across the banking, insurance, building resources, information services and technology industries.  She has worked in global companies with responsibilities for their Australian, NZ, Asian and international operations. Cate has a strong background in business transformation, including system, process, technological changes, business re-engineering, mergers, divestments and acquisitions. Her current role involves leading both people and technology functions as enablers for transformational change.

Board and Professional Associations

  • Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute (FAHRI)
  • Australian Human Resources Institute – Member of Inclusion and Diversity Panel
  • Australian Human Resources Institute – Member of National Accreditation Committee
  • Western Sydney University, School of Business – Member of External Advisory Committee
  • Member of the Board of the Environmental Defenders Office



  • Company Directors Course Diploma, AICD
  • MBA Executive, AGSM Sydney
  • Harvard Leadership Program – Leading High Performing Organisations
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Major in Property Economics, UWS

Conference & Seminar

@ Baker McKenzie  •  SYDNEY

NSW | Executive Women Series

The French-Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry warmly invites you to attend its second Executive Women series of the year.

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