Catherine Livingstone is arguably Australia’s leading executive in major technology based business enterprises. She is a passionate Australian believing that science and technology have critical roles in the future development of Australia. Catherine champions the technology that drives any company where she is in the leadership team. She was the force for success for Cochlear which specialised in implantable electronic medical prostheses for the hearing impaired. She has turned Telstra from a conservative bureaucracy into a global leader of world class telecommunications strength. Among other important leadership roles, Catherine chaired the CSIRO Board lifting CSIRO’s relevance to Australian innovation.