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Catherine Harris AO PSM

"We’re for the greater goodness"

Catherine Harris is the Chair of Australia’s largest independent produce retailer, Harris Farm Markets Pty Ltd.  In addition she is on the Board of Australia’s newest Bank-Tyro Payments, The Australian Ballet, and the Australian School of Business UNSW.


Catherine is an Officer in the Order of Australia and was awarded the Australian Public Service Medal, The Centenary Medal and has an Honorary Doctorate in Business from UNSW.


Previous roles have included: Deputy Chancellor UNSW, The Australian Rugby League Commission, Trustee of the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust, Director of The National Gallery of Australia, The Australian Defence Force Academy, The MCA, St Margaret’s Public Hospital and the Australia Japan Foundation.


Catherine and her husband David’s passion is horse riding on their farm in the Blue Mountains and together, as the parents of five sons, they have watched more Rugby Union and Rugby League than most people!!!



  • BCom UNSW, F.A.I.D.C
  • Honorary Consul for Bhutan
  • Governor University of Notr​​e Dame



  • 2000 – Australian Public Service Medal for “outstanding public service”
  • 2001 – Public Service Centenary Medal
  • 2003 – Centenary Medal
  • 2007 – Officer the Order of Australia
  • 2008 – Hon. PhD Business, UNSW