Coralie has been in the theatrical limelight both on and off the stage for many years, but is known firstly as a publicist, secondly as one of the founders of the CAT Awards, thirdly as a sometime actress and one woman performer and lastly as a normal housewife from Curtin ACT!

Born in Melbourne, commencing her career as one of those dreadful little girls with curls in pantomimes, she acted her way through life on the stage, ending her acting career by marrying and settling in Canberra. Life as an Air Force wife became a little tedious, so Coralie branched out into her first love of acting in a 4 year season of the wedding smash hit Dimboola, which led onto her becoming the publicist for the Canberra Theatre Centre.

After learning the ropes she was introduced to entrepreneurs such as Michael Edgley, Kevin Jacobsen, Garry Van Egmond and Adrian Bohm, just to mention a few and branched out on her own as Coralie Wood Publicity. Many years later, she and Kate Peters decided that not enough was being done for the wonderful amateur communities and thus the Canberra Area Theatre Awards were born.

Coralie now drives the CAT Awards together with her judges and thirteen years on a dream has become a reality. The publicity company is still in existance, publicising such shows as Fame, St Petersburg Ballet, Peter Ustinov, Barry Humphries, the Moscow Circus, Cirque du Soleil and many more but the CAT Awards will always be her favourite venture.