Catherine Haridy’s career has run the full gamut of the Australian music industry. Beginning as a contributor for Melbourne's Inpress Magazine, she also volunteered at Melbourne's legendary Triple R Radio, occasionally warming The Breakfasters seat, burning the midnight oil with graveyard shifts and producing various one-off specials.
Before long she found herself at Warner Music Australia, then at Festival Mushroom Records as A&R Manager, signing Eskimo Joe, George, Gyroscope and Red Jezebel as well as hitching her A&R wagon to Motor Ace, 28 Days, Amiel, Gerling, 67 Special and Olivia Newton John amongst many others. During her time at FMR Cath was also instrumental in working on special projects such as Corroboration, a journey through contemporary Australian and Indigenous music which featured collaborations between great Australian artists like Kylie Minogue and Jimmy Little.
Cath decided to make the move to the other side of the negotiation table and throw herself full-time into artist management. At present, Catherine Haridy Management's stable includes Eskimo Joe, Jebediah, Adalita, Bob Evans and songwriter Steve Parkin, talented music producers, Steven Schram, Jimi Maroudas, Gareth Parton, Mick Glossop and Tony Buchen along with involvement in a development label with members of Eskimo Joe. The label, Dirt Diamond Productions, currently has dynamic Perth four-piece The Chemist, along with solo beauty Kathryn Rollins.The management company has expanded to included it’s first author in the talented scribe Craig Schuftan who has just published his third book of non-fiction "Entertain Us", won an ARIA for best comedy release with members of The Chaser and broadcast the successful “Culture Club” on national youth network Triple J.
Catherine is currently Chairperson of the Association of Artist Managers, an APRA Ambassador, board member at the Community Broadcasting Foundation, head of the Australian Music Grants Advisory Committee and is involved in various advocacy issues that effect managers and their artists in Australia.