Catherine was appointed chairperson of the St James’s Hospital Board on 8 March 2022. She has served as a non-executive director of the St James’s Hospital Board since 2019, was a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and also chaired the Finance Committee of the Board. She has been self employed since 2005, involved primarily in property investment and development. Prior to this, she worked in financial services with Anglo Irish Bank, KBC and IIB.
Catherine is also a non-executive director of The Community Foundation for Ireland, one of Ireland’s leading philanthropic organisations, which provides donor services and strategic community grants. She also served as a non-executive director with the Dublin Docklands Development Agency from 2007 to 2012 and was a member of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee and chair of the Arts and Culture Committee.
Catherine graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1988 from UCD and subsequently qualified as a certified accountant (ACCA) in 1992. In 2017, she completed the Certificate and Diploma in Company Direction with the Institute of Directors.