Cat Thao Nguyen is Managing Director and Lumina Learning Vietnam Partner of Global Ready LLC, an education strategy and cultural intelligence consultancy. During her time as a corporate lawyer, Cat Thao established and managed Ernst & Young Law Vietnam LLC. She was Chief Strategy Officer for Vietnam/Cambodia for a multi-billion dollar private investment fund with a focus on education. As Regional Director for UTS Insearch covering Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia, Cat Thao established strategic partnerships to drive growth in international education ventures. She is Board Chair and co-founder of the Australia Vietnam Young Leadership Dialogue as well as Advisory Board Chair of Loreto Vietnam, an Australian education charity.
Cat Thao was a director of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, national advisory board member to the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) in Australia, management board member of the NSW Ethnic Communities Council and member of Australia’s national NGO delegation to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Bachelor of Laws & Bachelor of Commerce from Sydney University. Cat Thao’s memoir We Are Here, published by Allen & Unwin, was shortlisted for the 2016 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.