For 10 years before joining Nous, Catherine managed information technology (IT) for a rapidly expanding business, ensuring quality support and an integrated, stable, national infrastructure. She also has more than 13 years of experience in professional library roles, including managing collections, developing systems and consulting to assist libraries apply IT.
Before joining Nous, Catherine led a risk management initiative to develop, routinely promote and update a business continuity plan; coordinated production of reference services for property and construction specialists; developed an on-demand delivery solution for past examination papers; coordinated a project, involving four UK universities, to establish copyright clearance and course-reader production services; enabled the transfer of a US indexing and abstracting concept to the UK, establishing a database-building operation; edited Library Technology a professional awareness journal concerning IT developments useful to libraries; and coordinated staff, premises and business concerns to establish an office in Dubai.
Catherine holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours) and a Master of Librarianship from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.
Catherine enjoys exploring and learning new things. She has an interest in the natural environment and so likes being outdoors and visiting new places.