Hon. Katrina Hodgkinson


The Hon Katrina Hodgkinson is Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs at Australia’s Academic and Research Network, and is a Chair and Director on several Boards, both for profit and NFPs.

As a Member of Parliament, Katrina Hodgkinson represented regional communities across a broad sector of Central and Southern NSW for nearly twenty years.

  • NSW Government’s first female Minister for Primary Industries (including Lands and Water)
  • Minister for Small Business and Assistant Minister for Tourism and Major Events
  • Inaugural Parliamentary Secretary for Southern NSW
  • Former Shadow Minister for Natural Resource Management, Community Services, Families, Child Safety, Rural Affairs, Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and Fair Trading.
  • Former Chair of the NSW Government’s Investment, Industry and Regional Development Committee

Prior to entering parliament, Katrina owned and operated retail stores specialising in wool and natural fibres in regional NSW.

Katrina was a Ministerial Adviser in the Howard Government, taught at NSW Colleges of TAFE, managed project evaluations for property development companies, and worked at both the ASX (Sydney) and the Commonwealth Department of Transport. 

With a strong rural background and based in the Greater Sydney Area, Katrina continues to serve her community as both a Justice of the Peace and as a Member of the Belgenny Farm Expert Advisory Committee. Katrina is a Patron of the national Justice Reform Initiative.