Dr Catherine Lopes
Non-executive director on governing board of the Environmental Protection Agency
Dr Catherine Lopes currently holds a position as a non-executive director on the governing board of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Victoria in Australia. Over the 25 years professional experience, Catherine was the first Chief Data and Analytics Officer at Merkle ANZ, the Head of Enterprise Data and Analytics at AGL Energy, and the Head of Data Strategy and Analytics at ME Bank, ANZ Bank. Additionally, Catherine is a co-founder of Sleigh Group, a creative resource company.
Catherine’s passion for empowering women in Analytics, Data science, and AI (ADA) led her to establish ADA’s Tribe, a community that aims to uplift and support women in these fields. She also contributes her expertise by serving on multiple university advisory boards at Australian National University and Monash University.
In 2005, Catherine was awarded a doctoral degree in data mining from Monash University, where she won the Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal for her PhD thesis.
Driven by her deep commitment to environmental protection, Catherine is particularly interested in addressing environmental challenges leveraging the rapidly advancing technologies, AI and big data.
She eagerly participates in Homeward Bound to share and learn with others from STEM fields, and keen to collaborate globally.