Inspiring others to reimagine ageing and harness the opportunity of living longer lives.


If you’re seeking to challenge age stereotypes, provoke an audience to think differently, or encourage and invite a new conversation about becoming older, my evidence-based keynotes will both inspire and inform. I provide a strong addition to panel discussions and am an accomplished panel facilitator.

Speaking topics include:

Diversity & Inclusion:
Why age matters

The 100 Year Life:
Impact & implications

Communication for change:
Ageing stereotypes & creating a new narrative

speaking keynotes

“Catherine is a powerhouse speaker who knows her industry inside out. Her presentation as a keynote speaker for Conexus Financial at our 2018 Post Retirement Conference was engaging and memorable. If you want to understand the aged care issues facing Australia, get clear on why it matters and how it impacts your stakeholders, get Dr Rickwood to help shine that light. She will rock your stage.”

Amber Daines,

Chief Communicator, Speaking Coach and Licenced Media Trainer

Panel Discussions

“Catherine was a very strong addition to a panel event held at PM&C on the Generational Divide in the workplace. She brought thought leadership on the role, strengths and little-known challenges of Baby Boomers in today’s workplaces. She added truly unique perspectives to the discussion in a professional and engaging way.”

Shelley Cable,

CEO Generation One at Minderoo Foundation

speaking panel discussions
speaking small gatherings
Small gatherings

e.g. lunch ‘n’ learns, breakfast briefings, boardroom conversations

“Catherine presents in an inspiring and knowledgeable way and shows great passion in regards to ageing and the longevity economy. Our sales and marketing teams were inspired to really think about how they are speaking to the ageing population in a meaningful and relevant way.”

Alla Nock,

Senior Consumer Insights & Analytics Leader, Kimberly-Clark


“Catherine’s seminar on communicating with older Australians for the Public Relations Institute of Australia was a well-informed, insightful and engaging session which helped our members navigate this increasingly important topic. The content was designed for our audience and showcased all of the work that Catherine has put into this topic over many years.”

Shane Allison,

Co-founder Public Address | NSW President, PRIA

speaking webinars

Provoke an audience to think differently, or encourage and invite a new conversation.

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