Sector Development Manager
Cath Cook joined VolunteeringACT in 2021, bringing extensive experience in strategic policy, human-centred design, business improvement, capability building and senior leadership, from a range of roles across the Community, Public, Private and Social Enterprise sectors in the UK and Australia.
Cath is a Sociology graduate and qualified Change Management Practitioner, with over 15 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector in frontline service delivery, advocacy and engagement, sector development and Peak Body/Membership activities. Prior to this role, Cath worked for five years in the ACT Public Service in the Community Services Directorate and Canberra Health Services.
Cath began volunteering in her early twenties in youth mentoring and has since volunteered regularly in various roles, including several years as a volunteer Board Director and Chair of a social enterprise. Cath uses her passion for human-centred design, strategic reform and systems change to connect strategic policy with operations, promote continuous improvement, and facilitate safe and sustainable volunteering.