Catherine has worked for Keep Scotland Beautiful since 2011. She is a member of our Executive Team, holding a post of Finance and Corporate Services Director and a remit that looks after our corporate functions including finance, planning, policy and research, communications and marketing, business administration, organisational development, personnel, ICT, business systems, quality assurance and facilities. Catherine is passionate about environmental issues and takes the lead on a number of initiatives including our Greening KSB activities and embedding the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
Catherine’s early career was in business management within the legal profession, after which she entered the third sector where she quickly progressed to senior management in roles that focused on business and financial management, change projects and general operations. She has worked for environmental charities for fifteen years. Catherine is a general all-rounder and her experience and expertise includes operations, communications, charity and company governance, strategic and operational planning, change management, financial management, organisational development and systems implementation.
A graduate with a first-class honours degree in Business Studies, Catherine has a PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification in project management, has successfully completed the Institute of Directors’ Company Direction Programme. She is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Catherine has always had an interest in the environment and in her own time has undertaken studies in environmental science and sustainable development. Catherine loves the outdoors and enjoys walking, cycling, playing golf and relaxing in her garden. She believes that everyone can make a connection with and respect our environment and in doing so can reap positive benefits such as improved quality of life, health and well-being.