Catherine Husted

Board Vice Chair

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. Catherine also led a number of initiatives relating to the mentoring and training of staff across all aspects of their work. Catherine is an Ambassador for Crossroads Foundation, Board Chair of Community Business Limited and has a consulting role with Allen & Overy as Head of Social Impact, Hong Kong. Catherine has been involved with The Zubin Foundation since it’s inception. She was invited to be part of the Foundation’s Board of Directors in June 2019 and appointed Board Vice Chair in November 2021. 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 in the NGO community, 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.