Catherine specialises in Human Resources and Business Transformation. She’s recently been supporting the John Lewis Partnership as People Transformation Director.

After graduating from Edinburgh University, her management career began at Marks and Spencer, where she held senior HR positions including Group Head of Recruitment.

After 6 years as HR Director in the Retail Bank at Barclays, in 2014 she was brought into the Co-operative Group as a leader in the turnaround of the Food business, where she was People Director. 

Her special interests include the employment of young people, leadership and development, and diversity and inclusion.

Catherine is a former Trustee of the National Galleries of Scotland and former Chair of The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh. She is a board member of Sistema Scotland.