As the driving force behind Epic Group, including Epic Pharmacy and Epic Good Foundation, Cathie brings a passion for innovation to her role as Digital Advisor to the Board. As a significant contributor to Icon Group’s evolution and the depth of the business, Cathie intimately understands the operational challenges and opportunities facing the Group.
A tech geek at heart, Cathie has always believed in the role digital solutions have to play in the delivery of exceptional healthcare. It is this commitment that saw her found Epic Digital, a business focused on technology solutions that connect healthcare professionals with their patients, improving access to information, facilitating work flows and empowering patients to actively manage their health. Now part of Icon Group, Epic Digital is bridging the gap between the paper-based industry we know today and the digital future of tomorrow.
Cathie currently sits as on the Board of Assured Digital Group as a Director, the United Kingdom’s leading provider of digital infrastructure and information governance for sovereign data assets, and is the Chair of Flamingo Customer Experience Inc., an innovative software-as-a-service (SaaS) company developing customer experience automation platforms designed for selling complex financial products online. She has been recipient of several industry awards and honours including: induction into the Australian Businesswomen’s Hall of Fame in 2015, named one of the Top 100 Women of Influence by the Australian Financial Review in 2013, winner of the National Telstra Business Women’s Award in 2011, and recognised by Monash University with a Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Achievement in 2012.
Cathie’s fascination in breaking new ground saw her invited to be part of the original Google Glass Explorer program and is one of Virgin Galactic’s future astronauts. She eagerly awaits the opportunity to travel into space and see the world from a very different perspective.
In June 2019, Cathie was honoured with a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her significant service to healthcare delivery and philanthropy.