Catherine Gorrie is the Managing Director of Bushfire Consulting Services Pty Ltd which she established in 2010, holding Bushfire Planning & Design Accredited Practitioner (BPAD) 20751 Level 3. Catherine is a qualified Environmental Health and Building Surveyor with 16 years local government experience, most recently with Blue Mountains City Council as a Senior Development Assessment Officer and Building Certifier.
Catherine is also the Managing Director of the Registered Training Organisation (RTO 40471) Building Upskills and has designed and implemented the Swimming Pool Inspector Course as a Registration Pathway for the Department of Fair Trading, formerly the Building Professionals Board.
Catherine has provided bushfire seminars in partnership with the Fire Protection Association (FPA) and Western Australia Building Commission and delivering her own bushfire seminars to Council Officers, Building Certifiers and Architects and in partnership with the Master Builders Association’s Continuing Professional Development program for Builders.
Catherine is also an active participant in the Technical Advisory Committee/20 Bushfire Safety of the Fire Protection Association of Australia, Western Sydney University (WSU) External Advisory Committee – Built Environment, and the former Planning For Bushfire Protection Implementation Group.