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Catherine has over 25 years’ governance, management and consultancy experience with high profile public and voluntary sector organisations, including the NHS. She has led successful policy and strategy programmes in the health, social care, environmental and cultural sectors.
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Our services include strategy and policy advice, research and specialist support, programme and business development, action planning and delivery – as well as knowledge exchange, facilitation, and citizen engagement. We are also expert in designing and delivering workshops, seminars and learning events to bring together people and ideas across sectors and disciplines. See our projects.
Catherine provided absolutely crucial insight and challenge to ensure the Parks for Health Strategy brought our vision to life. She guided us through some difficult and challenging periods to help keep the project focussed and on track and was absolutely critical to our success. She became an essential and integrated part of the team (not just a consultant) and this was down to Catherine’s engaging skills and passionate approach. We are indebted to her.
Catherine joined Parks for Health at an important juncture of our development and this transformed the project into the class-leading piece of work it has become.
I’ve worked with Catherine on Camden & Islington’s Parks for Health initiative over several years. Catherine has an excellent approach to working with people from a range of backgrounds, progressing conceptual aspirations into clear and practical collective next steps/plans. She is persistent with a keen eye on the end result. Catherine is great to work with and we’ve really benefitted from her passionate interest in the subject area as well.
The policy areas Catherine was responsible for benefited enormously from her clarity of vision; her sound judgement and her strategic analysis. Catherine is exceptionally committed to her work. Anything she is responsible for is delivered on time and to a consistently high quality. She has very strong personal integrity which shapes and informs her approach to her work. She is also a supportive colleague who has a very positive approach to her work and who is liked and trusted by everyone who works with her.
Catherine is a very impressive performer. She has an extraordinary capacity for higher level strategic thinking without losing connection to the real and important. She combines passion with clarity, she is eloquent and robust in argument; she is always well prepared for meetings and will have done intricate thinking about possibilities and their consequences. Simply put, Catherine is an enormous asset to any project, team or Board.
Catherine provided really valuable expertise to our project through her fantastic knowledge and network of contacts across health and the built environment. With her understanding of the reality for those working in these sectors, she was able to make sure our project plan, event plans and eventual recommendations were appropriate and useful for our target audience. She has excellent facilitation skills and made our event participants feel at ease and comfortable to make active contributions.
Thank you for your insight, knowledge, challenge, writing and editing skills, efficiency and support at a critical stage of the project.
Catherine led the development of our trust’s Green Plan. She was a pleasure to work with, bringing to the table local insight, together with a proactive approach to problem solving, always responding flexibly and intelligently to our changing requirements. I look forward to working with Catherine again in the future.
Catherine brought knowledge, insight and incisive reasoning to our discussions and her willingness to give her time and energy have made her a huge asset. She has a wonderful way of coming back to important points when we gloss over them and where necessary makes sure we action them. The Association has been very fortunate to have Catherine serve on both the Environment & Sustainability and Research & Grants Committees, and she is more than deserving of the Association Award.
Richard and Catherine provided us with expert guidance and personal support along a journey of improvement and cultural change. By bringing together operational staff, managers, trustees and volunteers they have shown us how we can work better together at setting direction, delivering our priorities and measuring the quality, effectiveness and impact of everything we do.
Catherine and Matt are a pleasure to collaborate with. They combine expertise, creativity and pragmatism to deliver high quality work which provides a sound basis for future action.
Catherine impressed us straight away with her quick grasp of the essentials and the ferocious energy she displayed in coming to grips not just with the immediate problem but with the underlying issues which had left us in a very weak position.
Working with Catherine is so easy. Her knowledge, skill and determination are balanced with common sense. There is never a feeling that she is just recycling material off the shelf. It is always fresh, relevant and challenging. And it’s always on time.
Catherine ran two creative and inspiring sessions for the Citizen’s Council which enabled members to grapple with the concept of ‘societal value’. Council members with different backgrounds and perspectives were encouraged to challenge their own and others’ ideas constructively, and this helped set the tone for the sessions which followed.
Catherine has worked with SCIE to deliver an innovative and unique programme of work that has placed sustainability as a key consideration in the provision of social care. Her skill has been to work successfully with all of the stakeholders in health and social care, including people who use services, to ensure that our research and guidance is genially co-produced.
Catherine has generated excellent consultancy work for NHS Tower Hamlets. She is good with stakeholders, joins things up and produces reports of high quality. I like the fact that she follows up on the work and is obviously genuinely committed to getting results.
Catherine delivered a tough project on an unrealistic timescale to a demanding client group on budget. I would unhesitatingly recommend her.
The complications seemed endless but Catherine brought a focus and a clarity in her reporting which enabled us to see there was a possible way forward.
Catherine is one of the foremost practitioners in this rapidly developing field. She is very good at identifying strategic priorities, and designing projects, or amending proposals, in order to deliver results efficiently and effectively.
Catherine has always achieved great results through a combination of applied expertise and creativity. She always acts with integrity and offers good value for money.