Cathy James is the Head, World Science Festival Brisbane and Queensland Museum Network (QMN) Events. With 25 years of event experience Cathy has worked on major conferences, exhibitions and gala dinners, significant community events and the biggest music festivals in Australia. Prior to joining QMN, Cathy was General Manager of the Falls Music and Arts Festival, a multi-day event which attracts 70,000+ people to Byron Bay, Lorne, Tasmania and Fremantle. Throughout her career she has toured with Australia’s biggest bands at arenas and greenfield sites in capital cities and regional towns around the country, and for 17 years was a key part of the management team for Splendour in the Grass. For seven years Cathy was the Entertainment Manager at the Royal National Association (Ekka), she has vast experience in the music, arts and events industries and is passionate about community engagement, bringing people together and using innovative programming as catalyst for learning and engagement.