Brought up and educated in Sheffield, Catherine moved to Leeds in 1996 and has lived in the Headingley area since then. She is Managing Director of a Marketing Consultancy in Leeds. As a parent of three children who have attended Richmond House School, Catherine joined the Board of Governors in 2008 to bring a local perspective to the governors and help support with the school’s marketing and ensure healthy pupil numbers. Catherine previously served as Chair from 2013 until 2018 and was reappointed as chair in July 2022.