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Cathy has served as Chief Executive of Family Rights Group since 2004. Cathy leads the charity’s campaign, project and policy work. She has also written a number of child welfare reports and publications including ‘Kinship carers’ experiences during the Coronavirus crisis’ (2020, FRG). She has edited a number of publications including Young parents’ involvement in the child welfare system’ (2016, FRG), ‘Family Group Conferences – Where Next? Policies and Practices For The Future’ (2007, FRG) and a series of reports on Fathers Matter.
In her spare time, Cathy is a director of the Parent Promoters’ Foundation which set up The Elmgreen School, a non-selective comprehensive school in Tulse Hill, South London. She also sits on the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust expert reference group and was Chair of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust for six years. For this work she was awarded an OBE in 2017. She loves Cuban salsa dancing and sometimes tries running!