Catherine believes in the power of people working together for change. Her practice as a facilitator, trainer and consultant is based on 35 years’ experience working in roles from front line refugee relief, to founder of a local NGO support organisation in Iran and from manager of a multi-agency consortium to board member of a local youth club in the UK.
Since starting her freelance work in 2000, she has focussed on capacity building practice for small and medium sized organisations. – including organisational assessments, capacity building plans, developing strategy, building management skills and safeguarding . Most recently she has been training consultants who are supporting organisational change with NGOs.
Catherine is a member of Framework, a values-based collective of consultants who work exclusively with the voluntary sector. Framework members support each other to reflect, learn and improve through sharing experiences and developing new tools and approaches together.
British Council • INTRAC • Comic Relief • Concern Worldwide • International Relief and Development • EU Decentralised Cooperation Programme, Mauritius • Save the Children• Bond • UNHCR • UNDP • Cambridge Council for Voluntary Service • UNICEF • UN Office for Drugs and Crime • Amnesty International • Swedish Mission Council • Article 19 • Transparency International • Fight for Peace International • World Association of Muslim Youth • Management Centre Cyprus • Sisters of St Louis • STARS Foundation • CNVOS/Min. Public Admin. Slovenia • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development • British Red Cross • CBM • NAMA • IM/Swedish Development Partner • Rakeen Foundation • Enabel (Agence Belge de Développement) • F3E • International Rescue Committee • Oak Foundation • Headway Cambridge • Cambridge Council for Voluntary Service
BSc (Econ) International Trade and Development 1981, London School of Economics
MSc Human Nutrition 1985, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medecine
Certificate in Online Facilitation Skills , 2016, ICA
Certificate in Community and Workplace Mediation, 2010 and 2014, OCR
Civil Society Capacity building
Organisational Assessments (OA)
Training for NGO staff
Training courses developed and run 2004-2019 included: