Our People

Our Board

Cathy Redding – Chair

Trudy Staines – Non Executive Director

Duncan Taylor – Non Executive Director

Letitia Cross – Non Executive Director

Geoff Dunlop – Non Executive Director

Rebecca Thistlethwaite – Non Executive Director

Stewart Todd – Non Executive Director

Our Team

Cathy Walters

Business Manager / Narrabri Manager

Cathy was born and raised in Narrabri, completing both her primary and secondary schooling there. She holds a Bachelor of Education (Business, Accounting and IT teaching) from the Queensland University of Technology and a Master of Educational Studies (Mathematics) from the University of Newcastle. Cathy has extensive experience as a teacher throughout NSW, QLD, and England. Cathy joined the CUC North West team in 2018 and oversaw the build and fit-out of our wonderful Centre. She is an avid believer in equitable education opportunities for rural and remote students and understands firsthand the difficulties faced by our local students to obtain their tertiary qualifications.

Sam Adams

Moree Manager

Sam was born and raised in Coffs Harbour, but has resided in Moree since 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Criminology from the University of New England, where he studied both on campus and remotely. Sam was a practising solicitor prior to joining the CUC North West team and combines his rural business knowledge with his personal study experiences to benefit the students in the North West area. He is a new father, an avid sports fan, and is excited to meet you all in the near future.