Catherine Simmons 

Managing Director, Head, Asia Pacific Government Affairs

Catherine joined Citi in September 2013 as head of Government Affairs for Asia Pacific. Catherine works closely with senior management, business heads, and Citi Country Officers to protect and enhance Citi’s interests by engaging with policymakers and industry groups on a wide range of issues. Catherine also coordinates and manages the Citi Government Affairs representatives in the region and chairs the Citi Asia Pacific Global Regulatory Reform Committee. Prior to joining Citi, Catherine worked at State Street Bank and Trust as Head of Regulatory, Industry and Government Affairs, Asia Pacific.

Before that Catherine was a diplomat at the Australian Embassy Beijing, a research fellow in the Faculty of Law and Politics at Keio University Japan and a policy advisor in the Australian Departments of Prime Minister and Cabinet and Foreign Affairs and Trade on political, strategic and trade issues.