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Catherine has an extensive background in investment management. Her career began at Legal and General, where she worked her way up to Operational Planning Manager. From there, she moved into a management role at Invesco, before embarking on a new direction in Recruitment.

Outside of work, Catherine is passionate about personal development and yoga. She also loves travelling, and exploring different cultures.

  1. What was your first job? I had a part-time job selling mobile phones in the evenings after study. It was a brutal, cold calling environment, where you could get sacked on the spot for having an ‘off day’! Being thrown in the deep end taught me how to cope under pressure from a young age.
  2. What’s your favourite holiday destination? So difficult to decide… The Galapagos Islands closely followed by Bali.galapagos
  3. What’s the best piece of advice you could give someone? Nothing is ever as bad as it seems, and a simple shift in mind set fixes most things.
  4. What’s the skill you’d most like to have? I would love to be able to sing professionally.
  5. What are you passionate about? I’m passionate about self-discovery, travelling and helping others.
  6. What would be your perfect day away from work? Perfect day away from work would be to have a picnic on the beach followed by a sunset bonfire.
  7. What would you choose as your last meal? I would choose the 14-course taster menu at the Fat Duck!fat duck
  8. What’s your favourite quote or motto? Motto: YOLO! Quote: “If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world”.
  9. What’s your greatest business achievement? Setting up a mentoring programme to support women in their careers.
  10. What’s your greatest personal achievement? Making the decision to put myself first in order to follow my dreams.
  11. What’s the best/worst quality in a leader? Best quality in a leader is the ability to listen and empathise. The worst quality is allowing ego to rule the mind, and decision making.
  12. Name one person you’d like to have dinner with (and why)? oprahwinfreyOprah Winfrey – because it would be the most inspiring dinner in the history of dinners.
  13. What’s your favourite pastime/ relaxation activity? Yoga and meditation.
  14. What can’t you live without? Being challenged and growth.
  15. If you weren’t in your current role, what would you be doing? Travelling the world, exploring different cultures, helping people.
  16. If you could have any superpower what would it be (and why)? The ability to transport anywhere in the Galaxy – because how cool would that be!
  17. Dogs or cats? Both. I refuse to choose. 🙂
  18. What is your favourite film (and why)? Pulp Fiction… because it’s THE classic.
  19. What in life are you most grateful for? My health.
  20. What is your most treasured memory? Getting to the end of a 4-day trek on the Inca Trail and being greeted with a clear view of Machu Picchu.machu picchu

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Read Catherine’s previous blog posts here and here.

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Charlotte Robinson, Administrator