What We Do

Catherine Max

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. In her early career, she was a commissioning editor at Cambridge University Press.

Catherine offers insight and strategic support combined with pragmatism and an entrepreneurial streak. She is regularly invited to speak at conferences, participate in expert seminars, and to design and facilitate participative events and workshops.

Catherine is a trustee of Sustrans, chairing the London Advisory Group, and a member of the Audit & Risk and Estates committees. Previously, she was Lay Chair of NHS England’s Individual Funding Requests Panel (specialised commissioning), a non-executive director of primary care trusts in East London, and a trustee of a number of health, environmental and arts charities. Between 2009 and 2012, Catherine chaired the pan-London cross-sector NHS Carbon Reduction Steering Group which supported local NHS organisations to exceed national targets as well as share good practice.  In 2019, she received an Association of Anaesthetists board award for her contribution to environmentally sustainable anaesthesia and to the Research and Grants Committee. 

Catherine is an associate of 3rd Sector Mission Control, Shared Assets, Iken AssociatesCoherent Cities and Climate UK. She collaborates with a range of trusted experts in health, environment, engagement and design in order to provide a bespoke service for every client.

For more about Catherine’s experience, see her profile on LinkedIn.