Catherine Bridges is Cyber Advisor at the ANU National Security College, on secondment from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Her career has included roles in policy development, implementation and advice, legal analysis and advice and stakeholder engagement across several government agencies including the Attorney-General’s Department, Defence and Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Catherine has worked on several complex legal reform projects including parliamentary inquiries into legislation governing the national security community and amendments to national security legislation. Previously, Catherine worked as a Shadow Ministerial Adviser on superannuation and retirement income policy and as a Ministerial adviser on child care policy.
Recently Catherine worked in the Office of the Cyber Security Adviser, pre-dominantly focusing on the international dimension of Australia’s cyber security policy. Following the establishment of the Home Affairs Department, Catherine remained with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet to help create a new team responsible for advising on strategic cyber security issues.
Catherine is a graduate of the Australian National University and has a Bachelor of Arts (focusing on political science and psychology), a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.