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Catherine Driver

Ms

  • The University of Western Australia (M712), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

Catherine commenced work with the Confucius Institute in April 2016 in the role of Business Manager. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Performing – Dance) and a Bachelor of Policy Studies (Public Policy). Catherine worked as an actor and arts administrator before joining the Western Australian Government’s Department of Culture and the Arts (DCA) in 1997. Over 17 years with DCA, she worked in roles related to arts funding, cultural policy and team management, before settling into a focus on international relations.

Catherine has many years of experience supporting cultural exchange with China. In 2008 she participated in the Western Australia-Zhejiang Public Servant Exchange, spending three months in Hangzhou to explore opportunities for collaboration in film, animation and designer fashion. Catherine has a long-held interest in Chinese language and culture and strong networks in the Government and arts sectors. She looks forward to making a contribution to Western Australia-China relations through her work with the Confucius Institute.