Profile :: Catriona Dixon

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Executive training

Catriona is committed to empowering the nation’s business and community leaders with the tools needed to become exceptional communicators.

She is highly regarded for her tough but enthusiastic and encouraging approach to training with the success of each individual her primary focus.

Catriona’s experience includes effective communications, media training, public presentation training and strategic media issues management.

Her success is best reflected in the feedback of Bayer Australia & New Zealand head of human resources Chris Marshall who said working with Catriona was: “One of my best learning experiences”.
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Experience

Catriona has 20 years experience with News Limited and Channel Seven. She has worked as a columnist and specialist sports writer at the Daily Telegraph and was an expert member of Channel Seven’s Sunrise weekly sports panel.

Throughout her journalistic career, Catriona has worked on the news, health, finance, courts, police and social sections of all of News Limited’s Sydney-based newspapers including the Australian, Sunday Telegraph and Daily Telegraph.

She held the position of group swimming writer for News Limited between 1997-2001 heading the company’s national coverage team at countless major international events including the 1998 Commonwealth Games and 2000 Olympics. Catriona also established the award-winning junior sports lift-out Sports Stars.

Catriona has worked in public relations, lectured in media at APM Training Institute, regularly works as a corporate master of ceremonies and is a panellist on sports show Hen’s FC on ABC Grandstand radio.

Personal

Catriona has been a regular interviewer, interviewee and presenter, first appearing in the public eye as a 16 year old when she represented Australian school children in Russia for International Year of Peace alongside Oscar-nominated actress Jacki Weaver.

She is an active charity campaigner with the Humpty Dumpty Foundation. She has accompanied a group of leading surgeons to East Timor as part of a health mission to aid the children of Timor Leste on several occasions. She uses her journalist skills to assist the foundation along with Fairy Sparkle from Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation.

As the daughter of an Olympian, Catriona has been sports mad since she was a kid, playing representative hockey during her teenage years and is a keen fun run and half marathon competitor. In her spare time, Catriona volunteers as a leader with 2nd St Ives Scouts.

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