Catherine Harris AO PSM FAICD

Chairperson, Harris Farm Markets Pty Ltd

BCom, 1971 and HonDBus, 2008

About Catherine

Catherine Harris is the Chair of Australia’s largest independent produce retailer, Harris Farm Markets, she is also a Commissioner of the Australian Rugby League.

In addition she is a Director of The National Gallery of Australia, The Australian Ballet and the UNSW Australia Business School.

She has held the roles of Trustee of the SCG, Deputy Chancellor UNSW, The Director of Affirmative Action, a Director of ADFA, The MCA, and Chairperson of the Australia Japan Foundation.

Catherine is an Officer in the Order of Australia and was awarded the Australian Public Service Medal, The Centenary Medal and has an Honorary Doctorate in Business from UNSW.

Catherine and her husband David’s passion is horse riding on their farm in the Blue Mountains and together, as the parents of five sons, they have watched more Rugby Union and Rugby League than most people!!!

Chairperson - Harris Farm Markets Pty Ltd (Australia's largest chain of fresh produce supermarkets)

Present Board positions

Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust - Trustee Australia – Japan Foundation - Director National Gallery of Australia Foundation Museum of Contemporary Art UNSW Foundation

Previous positions held: Deputy Chancellor UNSW 1999-2003 CEO and Director Affirmative Action Agency CEO Harris Communications (International Marketing Company) Chair Mary Rossi Travel Pty Ltd ​Chair St Margaret's Public and Private Hospital


  • BCom UNSW, F.A.I.D.C
  • Honorary Consul for Bhutan
  • Governor University of Notr​​e Dame


  • 2000 - Australian Public Service Medal for "outstanding public service"
  • 2001 - Public Service Centenary Medal
  • 2003 - Centenary Medal
  • 2007 - Officer the Order of Australia
  • 2008 - Hon. PhD Business, UNSW