Catherine Shirley_2019_cropCatherine Shirley is the Executive Officer of the History Council of NSW.  She has a career background as a manager in the cultural industries having held numerous Senior Executive roles at the ABC and the NFSA and as an Adult Educator.

Production snapshot:  Producer/Director of documentaries for ABC’s A Big Country, Quantum, and Compass, commercial companies (eg Becker Entertainment), as well as studio & live-to-air Director of Nationwide, Countrywide and Outside Broadcast special productions.

Cultural Management snapshot:  Manager, Production Staff, ABC; Manager, Sydney Office, NFSA;

Education Management snapshot:  Education and Training Management roles at  AFTRS; Murdoch Media; Catholic Healthcare; CSHISC; RACP; Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and City of Sydney.

Qualifications:  Bachelor of Philosophy in Modern History (MQ); Master of Education in Adult Education (UTS); Graduate Certificate in eLearning (UNE); Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (UNE).

Catherine is passionate about collecting career experiences and life journeys for social history purposes as well as the uses of digital media within the learning environment.