Catherine Whitehead


Catherine is our Chief People Officer. She leads the firm's people strategy and brings a depth of experience across the full range of people and culture-related services. Catherine's focus is to deliver people first solutions and programs that support the firm's dynamic and innovative direction.


Catherine is known for her exceptional cultural and emotional intelligence and her ability to work with diverse people, mindsets and perspectives. She is highly skilled at connecting, engaging and influencing others through trust and respect of colleagues and stakeholders.

Prior to joining Lander & Rogers, Catherine held various national HR leadership roles, including at a leading global law firm and internationally in institutional banking, asset management, telecommunications and manufacturing.

Career Highlights

Catherine led the team that won two awards in 2019:

  • 2019 Lawyers Weekly Wellness Initiative of the Year, and
  • 2019 Australasian Law Awards for Excellence in Employee Health & Wellbeing

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