Katrina Dent

Reef Catchments Chief Executive Officer


As CEO of Reef Catchments, Katrina oversees all facets of Reef Catchments projects and strategic operational planning to optimise natural resource management outcomes in the Mackay Whitsunday Isaac (MWI) region. She is heavily involved with the management and development of all operations staff and functions, and undertakes engagement with stakeholders, partners, members, and investors. Her role also includes identifying and developing business opportunities and potential new partnerships.

With more than 20 years planning experience, Katrina has a strong background working within both local and state government. She has been constantly involved in strategic planning for regional growth, including the drafting and release of the Mackay Whitsunday Isaac Regional Plan, which outlines a 20-year strategic vision for the wider region. Katrina is passionate about the role of NRM as a key contributor to a sustainable community and industries. She coordinates Reef Catchments’ wide range of diverse teams to deliver integrated and tangible NRM outcomes and programs.