A conversation with Catherine Stoddart

The Executive Women's Leadership Forum is a community of senior and executive level women in the Committee's membership who meet throughout the year to hear from inspiring leaders about their career and life journey.

At this event, we offer you a complimentary invitation to hear from Catherine Stoddart, the newly appointed CEO of Brightwater Care Group.

Catherine has a long and distinguished career, with a commitment to social justice and improving the lives of vulnerable groups of people. She has served as the Deputy Director General, Department of Communities in WA; the Chief Executive Officer, Northern Territory Health; and Deputy Chief Nurse and Deputy Chief Executive at the Oxford University Hospital’s NHS Foundation Trust.

Meet our speakers and panellists

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Catherine Stoddart

Brightwater Care Group - CEO

Catherine commenced as the Chief Executive Officer of Brightwater Care Group in April 2022. Prior to this Catherine was the Deputy Director General, Department of Communities in WA and previously Chief Executive Officer, Northern Territory Health. With extensive leadership experience in complex health and care organisations including Deputy Chief Nurse and Deputy Chief Executive, at the Oxford University Hospital’s NHS Foundation Trust, Catherine’s commitment to social justice and improving the lives of vulnerable groups of people has been the focus of many of her roles.

Catherine is a Visiting Professor at Oxford Brookes university and was awarded the 2011 Telstra Western Australia Business Woman of the Year for strategies that she put in place to build stronger nursing career paths, as well as the development of Aboriginal employment programmes across the Department of Health. In September 2013, she received the Australian Public Service Medal in recognition of her contribution to health and innovative global community health volunteering programmes.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Committee For Perth acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.