Catherine Holmes Net Worth 2023, Age, Husband, Children, Height, Family, Parents, Salary

Catherine Holmes net worth

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Catherine Holmes is a retired Australian jurist who served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland, the highest-ranking court in the Australian state of Queensland. She was appointed to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2000, to the Queensland Court of Appeal in 2006 and appointed chief justice on 11 September 2015. She retired on 19 March 2022.

Early life

NameCatherine Holmes
Net Worth$5 million
Age66 years
Catherine Holmes net worth 2023

Catherine Ena “Cate” Holmes AC SC was born on October 12, 1956 (age 66 years) in Brisbane, Australia. She is the daughter of Australian parents and attended Oxley State High School and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College, Darra, Queensland. She attended the Australian National University graduating with a Bachelor of Economics in 1977.

Holmes also attended the University of Queensland graduating with a Bachelor of Laws in 1980. She completed a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the Queensland Institute of Technology in 1983, a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in 1989 and a Master of Laws (advanced) in 1998 both at the University of Queensland. Holmes was awarded a Doctor of Laws honoris causa from The University of Queensland in 2016.


Catherine Holmes was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1982. In 1984 she was admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland and was a Foundation Member of the Women’s Legal Service in Queensland. She was a Crown Prosecutor in the Office of Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions from 1984 to 1986.

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Holmes began a law firm private practice in 1986 focused on criminal and administrative law. She served as a Member of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Tribunal from 1994 to 2000. She was appointed deputy president of the Queensland Community Corrections Board in 1997. From 1998 to 1999 she served as the counsel assisting the Forde Commission of Inquiry into Child Abuse.

In 1999 she was appointed senior counsel and was made an acting judge on the District Court of Queensland. On 16 March 2000 Holmes was appointed as a judge on the Supreme Court of Queensland. From 2004 to 2006 she was a judge on the Queensland Mental Health Court. On 26 May 2006, Catherine Holmes was appointed to the Queensland Court of Appeals of the Supreme Court of Queensland.

On 18 January 2011, it was announced that Justice Holmes would be appointed to head an inquiry into the 2011 Queensland floods. The following day the Bar Association of Queensland criticized the appointment, suggesting that it would be unconventional for a sitting judge to head an inquiry.

Paul de Jersey, then chief justice of Queensland, defended the appointment, arguing that it was appropriate because of the apparent absence of any suggestion of political or institutional corruption. Since then, there have been several inquiries led by sitting judges, without giving rise to questions of the convention.

On 7 September 2015, Catherine Holmes was announced as the new Chief Justice of Queensland, replacing Tim Carmody who resigned on 1 July. She was sworn in on 11 September 2015, becoming the first female chief justice of the state.

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Holmes was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia in the 2020 Australia Day Honours for “eminent service to the judiciary, notably to criminal, administrative, and mental health law, and to the community of Queensland

.” She has been appointed as the head of the Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme.


Catherine Holmes is married to her husband Arthur, they had their wedding in Queensland. The couple has three children Rosemary, Martin, and Ellen. She stands at an appealing height of 1.68 and has a good body weight which suits her personality. As of February 2023, Catherine Holmes and her husband Arthur are still married.

Catherine Holmes net worth

How much is Catherine Holmes worth? Catherine Holmes net worth is estimated at around $5 million. Her main source of income is from her primary work as a jurist. Catherine Holmes’s monthly salary and other career earnings are over $400,000 annually. Her remarkable achievements have earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. She is one of the richest and most influential jurists in Australia.