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Senior adviser

With a career forged during some of the most challenging crises in modern times, Catherine is an experienced media and corporate communications adviser. Most notably, Catherine played a vital role in the UK Treasury’s media and communications response during the darkest moments of the financial crash, serving as senior special advisor to Alistair Darling, the then chancellor of the exchequer.

Catherine remains a consultant with a focus on media training, presentation, messaging, and coaching to which she brings a sense of hard won ‘grit’ and how to lead intelligently during a crisis. She is a member of the development board of Sabhal Mor Ostaig, a member college of the Universities of the Highlands and Islands, a visiting professor at Kings, and regularly comments on UK and Scottish public affairs.