CATHERINE FRITZ-KALISH AM
Co-Founder & Managing Director
OLGA BODROVA
Head of Operations & Research
ALISON SHEEHY
Project Manager
NICHOLAS MALLORY
Report Writer & Editor, Open Forum
PETER FRITZ AO
Group Managing Director, TCG®
ASHOK KUMAR
Financial Controller, TCG Group
SANDHIYA PRATAP
Senior Accountant, TCG Group
NANCY LU
Accountant, TCG Group
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CATHERINE FRITZ-KALISH AM

Co-Founder & Managing Director

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Catherine Fritz-Kalish AM is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Global Access Partners Pty Ltd. Over the last 26 years, under Catherine’s guidance, GAP has grown to be a highly respected and one of the most influential organisations in Australia, with a global network of over 4,000 members and more than 1,000 people actively engaged in its various projects at any one time. Through its pioneering ‘Second Track’ programme, GAP initiates strategic debate on the most pressing social, economic and structural issues facing Australia, acting as a catalyst for policy implementation and new economic opportunities.

Catherine oversees GAP’s diverse programme of initiatives that span many industry sectors, and is Chair of several GAP taskforces, advisories and steering committees.

Catherine is also Director of the International Centre for Democratic Partnerships (ICDP), a non-political organisation established in 2017 to expand and strengthen Australia-Pacific relations. ICDP works with local leadership to identify opportunities, individuals and coalitions for engagement to foster collaboration and business opportunities between Australia and the Pacific. Catherine is also Director of the ICDP Foundation, a charitable organisation created in 2019 to support development initiatives in the Pacific, including projects in education, cultural preservation, health and the natural environment.

Catherine’s broader business experience includes working at the SME unit of the OECD (Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development), at headquarters in Paris; marketing and brand management at George Weston Foods Group; and just prior to establishing GAP, working within the TCG Group of companies, particularly in the area of start-up incubator establishment.

Catherine sits on the board of Fritz Family Foundation that focuses on providing high quality early childhood education in regional NSW. She is also a member of the advisory board for the Social Impact Hub. She has been the Chair (2018-2019) and Board member (2016-2021) of social justice charity Stand Up. Catherine is also part of a significant giving circle which engages whole families in the act of giving to those in need.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New South Wales and a Masters of Business in International Marketing from the University of Technology Sydney.

On 26 January 2024, Catherine was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the corporate sector through developing public policy.

CATHERINE FRITZ-KALISH AM
Co-Founder & Managing Director
OLGA BODROVA
Head of Operations & Research
ALISON SHEEHY
Project Manager
NICHOLAS MALLORY
Report Writer & Editor, Open Forum
PETER FRITZ AO
Group Managing Director, TCG®
ASHOK KUMAR
Financial Controller, TCG Group
SANDHIYA PRATAP
Senior Accountant, TCG Group
NANCY LU
Accountant, TCG Group
JOIN OUR TEAM