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Catherine Lee Picture
Catherine Lee Picture
Catherine Lee
Director, Lethbridge Piper & Associates;  
Founder, The Neurodiverse Safe Work Initiative 

Through her company, Lethbridge Piper and Associates, Catherine partners with client organisations to support and guide their Boards and Executive Leadership in setting and achieving strategic occupational health and safety objectives.

Catherine is a Registered Nurse, an Occupational Health Nurse, a Certified Occupational Health and Safety Professional, a Professional Coach, Certified Principle OHS Auditor, Licenced Private Investigator and Management Consultant.

She is currently undertaking a Master of Arts Research at Griffith University in which she is studying the impacts of ADHD on safety critical roles within the civil aviation sector in Australia.

She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Institute of Management Consultants, the Australian Institute of Health and Safety, the International Coaching Federation, and a Professional Member of ADDA, the Attention Deficit Disorder Association.

In 2020, Catherine founded the Neurodiverse Safe Work Initiative, a pioneering social enterprise aimed at fostering awareness among employers regarding the advantages of embracing neurodiversity in the workplace. Through comprehensive offerings such as training courses provided by the Neurodiverse Safe Work Academy, and the Neurodiversity Workplace Profiler and Coaching Programs, Catherine equips employers with the tools and strategies necessary to adapt their management frameworks. These resources facilitate the accommodation of the diverse cognitive, emotional, and risk-response needs of all employees, thereby promoting an inclusive and supportive work environment.

With its unique perspective on neurodiversity through a work health and safety lens, Catherine’s work is achieving international recognition and leading to positive change both for employers and neurodivergent workers.


We have had some great feedback about your involvement and the participants
particularly appreciated your comprehensive knowledge on how to embrace
neurodiversity in the workplace.

You delivered it expertly with quality, engaging content. It helped me evolve my
thinking around the existing gap in managing the safety of work for people with
neurodiversity traits

What a great topic, it definitely encourages the need for HR and safety to work
together to consider how to best protect the health, safety and wellbeing of

BRILLIANT presentations. Catherine is truly an inspiration. Thank you for sharing
such wonderful insights and presenting the practical case studies

So often in these “awareness” discussions you are left with ‘something needs to be
done’ but no clues or suggestions to a solution or method of dealing with the issue.
My view of today was you lead with the issue and made the listener start to think of
ways to deal with this, then using your examples, gave management solutions as to
how to identify and implement change to support neurodiversity in the workplace

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