Catriona started work at 17 as a trainee mechanical draftsman for a supplier of automotive rubber parts. After marrying and having four children she returned to full time work as a packaging designer.

Catriona has also worked for a major motor vehicle company, in marketing and set up her own building company. She moved to Western Victoria in 2015 to start a free range pig and egg farm. A firm believer in equality, education and training, Catriona is married with five children ranging from 40 to 18 and four grandchildren with another on the way.