Cathy is a social development consultant and practitioner with over twenty years’ experience in international development. She combines a strong academic background with twelve years living and working in Africa and Latin America and extensive consultancy work. This includes support for UK and international funders and development organisations and their southern partners across the world. She brings particular expertise to INTRAC in supporting theory of change processes; monitoring, learning and evaluation; and training and facilitation. Her work has included leading multi-country evaluations and theory of change processes, with an emphasis on participatory approaches that ensure that those benefitting from the programmes have a voice and influence and that those with power take up their responsibilities.
Cathy also has sectoral expertise in children and youth programmes, especially in education and with street-connected youth, and in church and community mobilisation. She co-founded and oversaw the growth and development of two strong and sustainable local NGOs in Malawi, focused in these areas. Her passion is to help organisations to work in effective, empowering ways that bring about long-term and holistic change.