The Royal New Zealand Artillery
Catherine was born on 1 June 1983 in Dunedin. She attended Dunstan High School (Alexandra) and Otago University (BCom 2005).
Catherine joined the NZ Army in January 2008, and spent the year at Officer Cadet School (NZ) in Waiouru. She graduated into the RNZA and joined 16 Field Regiment in December 2008.
She completed the YO’s course in 2009 and was posted to Kapyong Battery and then later 163 Battery as a Troop Commander and Command Post Officer. She was then posted to 161 Battery as the Gun Position Officer in 2012, completing the GPO's Course in 2013 and the Joint Fires Team (JFT) Commanders course in 2014. She is currently posted to 161 Battery as the Targeting Officer.
Catherine`s hobbies include skiing, tramping and travelling. She is also a swim coach at the Linton Swimming Club and a volunteer counsellor with Youthline Palmerston North.