Catherine BrownBoard of Directors
Catherine Brown is a leader with 30 years’ experience in strategic and organisational transformation in financial services and broad experience in leadership, decision making and operations. Her experience spans a range of sectors, including financial services, private equity backed businesses, government and charities. She has a strong commitment to ethical business practices and encourages organisations to consider critically how they can contribute positively to the society and communities in which they operate.
She currently holds a number of non-executive positions, including: Non-Executive Board Member at the Cabinet Office; Non-Executive Director at FNZ (UK); Chairman and Non-Executive Director at Additive Flow Ltd, The Plastic Economy Ltd. She is also a trustee at Cancer Research UK and Blue Cross and is a Council Member, Chatham House at The Royal Institute of International Affairs.
In her executive career Catherine was Group Strategy Director at Lloyds Banking Group (2013- 2015) and led the Group’s strategic review, setting the strategy for Lloyds Bank, Halifax, Bank of Scotland and Scottish Widows for 2015-17. During this time she was also a Member of the World Economic Forum’s Industry Strategy Officers Group. Prior to Lloyds Banking Group she was Executive Director, Human Resources at the Bank of England (2011 – 2013) and led the planning for establishing and integrating the Prudential Regulation Authority as a subsidiary of the Bank of England, and reorganised the Bank’s operations to support the expanded remit.
Other roles include: Senior Adviser - 8 MILES; Chief Operating Officer - Apax Partners; Managing Director - Libertas Consulting Limited; Associate - Mckinsey & Company and Principal Banker – European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Catherine holds an LL.B (Hons) Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration. Outside of work she spends summers in the Himalayas where she has projects supporting children in education, playing tennis not particularly well and likes to walk in the hills.