Catriona is a barrister, journalist and social activist. She has campaigned for the past 20 years against domestic and sexual violence. Catriona practised law in South Auckland for 14 years and was a Duty Lawyer at Manukau District Court for 11 years. She helped set up Ngā Ture Kaitiaki ki Waikato Community Law Centre to provide free legal advice to people who could not afford lawyers and was later the project director for Ngā Tangata Microfinance Trust, established to provide affordable loans to low income families and keep them out of the clutches of loan sharks. Catriona is the founder of Wheels for Women, a project to provide cars to domestic violence survivors. She is a Board member of Rape Prevention Education and a member of the Auckland Coalition for the Safety of Women and Children.