Catherine Marks joined Bond University as the inaugural Vice President of Engagement, a role to further develop Bond’s reputation and profile. Catherine has over 25 years of experience in leading advancement and engagement functions, and award winning activity in UK Higher Education, including at the University of Edinburgh, the University of South Wales and more recently as Director for Global Advancement at Swansea University.
Catherine is a trained Economist and holds a Masters in International Marketing from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and has held positions and board memberships with police forces, the Audit Commission, within the global HE sector and with Welsh Rugby. Catherine and her family have settled on the Gold Coast to continue their love and enthusiasm for the outdoors on land and on the water. Catherine was previously a Senior Crew member of her local lifeboat station in Wales, conducting search and rescue operations in some of the most challenging waters in the UK.