Susan Cato


Susan Cato
CEW Member

Cato Counsel

Sue Cato has worked on business-critical issues and hostile corporate activity with many of Australia's top 100 companies and various international interests across issues such as energy, telecommunications, transport infrastructure, property trusts, gaming and wagering industry consolidation, banking and financial sectors and the media.

Sue began her career as a political advisor in NSW and Canberra. In the late 1980s she and a partner privatised the skills developed in politics and founded The Kortlang Group, which grew into Australia's largest issues management and corporate affairs company. After its sale to Omnicom in 1996 and eventual merger with Gavin Anderson, Sue became Managing Director of Gavin Anderson & Kortlang for an agreed period.

Sue established Cato Counsel in 2003 as a corporate communications company providing high-level strategic transaction support and public and corporate affairs advice.

Sue is a regular panellist on ABC24 TV's The Drum. She is also a commentator on business issues for the national press.

She is a board member of the Melbourne Art Foundation and an advisory board member of the Sydney Art Fair.

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