Catherine joined the British Council as Global People Director in September 2018. She leads the global human resources function, including the people and reward strategy and oversees all human resources programmes and change.

A fully qualified coach, Catherine was previously Group HR Director with BMI Healthcare and Interserve, as well as a stint with the BBC. She holds non-executive roles with The Place and the Global Fund for Women.

Catherine has extensive experience of working with teams internationally as well as in the UK, and has a passion for development issues and travel.