• Catherine Bell
Catherine Bell, Principal, Sustainability, BDO in Perth, BDO Australia

Catherine Bell

Principal, Sustainability, BDO in Perth, BDO Australia


Catherine is a sustainability professional with decades of professional services experience in economics, research, and finance. Catherine was previously responsible for launching BDO’s global sustainability program that supported the development and management of infrastructure put in place for BDO’s global sustainability practice, in addition to supporting sustainability adoption and integration across 167 BDO firms.

Catherine supports BDO clients activate and improve on their sustainability program and strategy, advises on ESG technology and tools, industry best practices and learning and development. In addition, she supports BDO’s global sustainability leadership on several sustainability initiatives and programmes.

Catherine has worked with many leading global brands such as The Economist, IDC, Mercer, and National Australia Bank across Australia, Singapore, Thailand, and Europe. In addition, she has held government positions with Australia’s Department Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) in Copenhagen and Sweden, Australian AID agency (AUSAID) in Thailand on secondment to Thailand’s Ministry of Finance, Tax Policy & Planning Department and in Canberra at Parliament House.

Catherine has a degree in Applied Economics and a Masters in Asian Societies.


  • Sustainability Reports / ESG Disclosure
  • ESG Materiality Assessments
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • ESG Gap Analysis
  • ESG /Sustainability workshops
  • ESG Technology
  • Environment Reg & Policy Advisory (Mining)


  • Mining / Mining Services
  • Natural resources (ex-BDO Global Natural Resources BD Lead)
  • Renewables
  • Technology
  • Finance
  • Start-up


  • Bachelor of Applied Economics
  • Master of Arts (Asian Societies)