Catherine Boardman - Manager, Probity

Probity advisory experience - Catherine has worked for the past 18 years providing probity and governance advisory services to government agencies – as a probity advisor for the past 11 years and as an ICAC Senior Corruption Prevention Officer for the prior 7 years. 

She has completed in excess of 200 probity advisory engagements, including projects that have used PPP, Alliance, D&C, managing contractor and traditional procurement approaches. A number of these projects have been standard setting in establishing probity risk management processes. 

Major infrastructure – Catherine has been responsible for managing complex probity issues on major infrastructure projects for TfNSW, Australian Rail Track Corporation and RMS.  

Independent Commission Against Corruption - While at the ICAC, Catherine provided probity advice to a broad range of NSW government agencies and authored or co-authored publications including:

  • Codes of Conduct - The Next Stage
  •  ‘Building Organisational Integrity’ Chapter in P Larmour and N Wolanin (eds.) Corruption and Anti Corruption, Asia Pacific Press, 2001
  • Organisational Integrity: Key areas to consider in building an ethical workplace, ICAC
  • Direct Negotiations in Procurement and Disposals

Recent experience

Transport for NSW

North Sydney Freight Corridor | Design and Construct | $700 Million +

The Northern Sydney Freight Corridor (NSFC) Program was a joint Commonwealth and NSW Government initiative to improve the capacity and reliability of freight trains between Strathfield and Broadmeadow, Newcastle. Catherine was lead probity advisor for multiple projects. 


Transport for NSW 

Sydney Light Rail | Public Private Partnership | $2 Billion

A 12 km light rail from Circular Quay to Randwick and Kingsford and the Inner West line to Dulwich Hill. Procure Group was the probity advisor with respect to all procurement activities.


Roads and Maritime Services

Hunter Express | Design and Construct | $150 Million

Lead probity advisor as part of the Hunter Expressway to Branxton project. Resolved tender related company issues, separate procurement of adjacent section issues and maintained security of evaluation procedures. 


Transport for NSW

Glenfield Junction | Alliance | $$

Lead probity advisor on alliance procurement to provide junction for four rail lines as part of South West Rail project. Highly interactive project.