Catherine is a former Allen & Overy Partner, who worked in the firm's London and Hong Kong offices for over 20 years advising on a wide variety of finance-related matters. She was heavily involved in the firm’s social responsibility and pro bono activities, as the Hong Kong office Pro Bono Partner and a member of the firm’s Global Foundation Executive (which oversees the use of funds donated by Partners globally to help support Allen & Overy’s pro bono and community investment initiatives). Catherine is currently dividing her time between working on a voluntary basis for a number of NGOs and indulging her passion for travel. Catherine is an Ambassador for Crossroads Foundation and a Board Director of Community Business Limited. Catherine also has a consulting role with Allen & Overy as Head of Pro Bono and Community Investment, Hong Kong.
Catherine is involved in projects supporting access to justice and rule of law in a number of areas, including helping displaced people, fighting online child exploitation and human trafficking, and supporting migrant workers. At Allen & Overy, she is able to bring together teams of lawyers, professional support staff, alumni and clients to share their knowledge and experience on international projects, as well as focusing on local communities. In her broader work, Catherine encourages collaboration between a range of diverse stakeholders to bring new and original ways of thinking to the challenges faced by those seeking access to justice and to address a broad range of social needs.