Cathy is an activator, inspirer, thinker, and leader. She gives people hope.
What sets her apart is her unique story-and the intimate way she connects with audiences. Whether 100 or 12,000 strong, everyone feels they are in a personal conversation just with her.
Cathy’s background is unforgettable and distinctive. For twenty years she was on the frontline for mobilising the people, leadership, programs, and resources to end hunger across Africa and South Asia. (She’s seen it all, baby!)
As CEO for The Hunger Project Australia, she was part of a visionary team who developed leadership at scale in villages all over the world. Through her work, millions of the world’s poorest women stepped into their leadership and were able to feed themselves and their families.
She now helps organisations around the world develop the mindsets, capabilities and heart to lead with courage, vision and impact. Cathy Burke is, without a doubt, a magnetic and powerful igniter of human potential.
Whether it’s for a large conference, and offsite retreat, or a leadership summit, Cathy makes the impossible feel doable. She transforms resignation into hope and impact.
As a global expert on leadership and mindsets, Cathy is the author of Lead In: Mindsets to Lead, Live and Work Differently(2022), and Unlikely Leaders: Lessons in Leadership from the Village Classroom (2015). She is a winner of the Australian Davos leadership award, and the Australian Financial Review’s Women of Influence award.
Her global clients include: