Cathy joined the University Council in 2017 and is a member of the Finance Committee.
Cathy has a BCom business degree from the University of Birmingham and an MBA from Lancaster University. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse in Leicester, Cathy joined Bass Brewers (now Molson Coors) where she gained broad commercial experience in senior roles in Finance, Strategic Planning, Procurement and Human Resources.
Cathy is currently the Chairman of Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT), which provides mental health, learning disability and community services for adults and children across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. LPT works closely with the University of Leicester Medical School to conduct research and provide placements to medical students during their degree programmes.
Prior to this she was Chairman of the Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland NHS Primary Care Trust which commissioned patient care in acute hospitals, community services, GP surgeries and Prison healthcare.
Cathy is Vice-Chair of Governors and Chair of the Finance Committee at The Dixie Grammar School, an independent school for girls and boys aged 3-18 in Market Bosworth, Leicestershire.