Cat is the founder of SOIF and has extensive experience as a practitioner, helping governments, civil society and businesses to be more strategic, more effective, and better prepared for the future. She is is a trustee of the Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development, a global board member of Academics Stand Against Poverty and a member of the United Nations Learning Advisory Council for the 2030 Agenda. She has worked in the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and as Senior Policy Adviser in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit. Cat has also worked for the UN, the EU Commission and the World Bank.