Dr Catherine Burrows PhD, MA TESOL, BA (Hons), Dip. Ed, GAICD
Catherine is a senior business leader and a founding partner of Executive Coach Exchange.
She is the CEO and owner of Innoverum independent consulting, an executive coaching and consulting business. She began her working life as a teacher of English to adult migrants and brings a sound adult education philosophy to her coaching practice.
Before founding Innoverum and Executive Coach Exchange, Catherine was Executive Director TAFE Strategy and Finance, effectively the COO of TAFE NSW. She focused on increasing the efficiency of TAFE NSW while improving outcomes for students and enhancing TAFE’s position in the marketplace. She worked with the Board to achieve significant governance reforms and had overall responsibility for TAFE NSW’s $1.8 billion budget. Working for two Education Ministers gave Catherine a profound understanding of the operation of government.
In 2013, Catherine was asked to join a group of top innovators in NSW Government. In 2014, Catherine was awarded the Department of Education Service Medal and the prestigious TAFE Medal, which is awarded only occasionally to senior TAFE staff who have made a particularly significant contribution to TAFE NSW.
Her coaching assignments include working with members of the Executive and senior management teams of leading tertiary education providers, both TAFE and university; the CEO of a large NSW Government entity; and senior staff of various NSW Government agencies. Catherine also undertakes pro bono mentoring for aspiring female leaders.
In addition to her education qualifications, Catherine’s doctorate examined staff responses to change in an educational setting. She has completed SMG Coaching Level 1, is an accredited Hogan Assessor and is qualified to administer and interpret the Hogan 360° multi-rater feedback tool. Catherine completed TAFE Western’s innovative training program The Maliyan Experience (Stage 2) in 2015.