Catherine joined INTRAC in July 2019.

She brings over 25 years’ field-to-policy level experience of international development, applying her skills in the context of sustainability, inclusion and poverty reduction across many countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

Catherine’s technical skills cover: social and rural development, agricultural value chains and markets, food security, climate change adaptation, social performance and impact analysis, community development, stakeholder engagement and organisational capacity development. Catherine has worked with, and for, a range of stakeholders including; NGOs, Government agencies, private sector, research institutions and many bilateral and multi- lateral donor agencies (e.g. EU, USAID, DFID, UN). As part of her work, she has had the opportunity to engage with often remote, marginalised and vulnerable communities, right up to providing support to multi-agency strategic partnerships.

Catherine has a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from University of Leeds, a Masters degree from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and gained a DFID fellowship for a 6-month professional development programme at ICRA in Wageningen, The Netherlands.

She has led the design and delivery of complex programmes and evaluations, assessments and studies using both qualitative and quantitative techniques – examples includes; agricultural value chain analysis, social impact assessments, due diligence, vulnerability assessments, scoping studies and baseline.