Our team

Catharine Brown

Chief Executive

Catharine is our Chief Executive and leads the organisation to deliver its mission. She manages the team and is responsible for our finances, all with the goal of helping more people with disabilities and health conditions to live with greater independence.

A bit more about Catharine

Catharine started her career in marketing for well-known brands including Selfridges, Marks & Spencer and the Economist, eventually leading global teams in marketing, sales and customer service. She then switched to working in the third sector, using her skills to benefit others across a range of areas including fundraising and marketing, strategy and leadership development.

Catharine is also a trustee on the board of ActionAid UK, the international development charity.


BA (Hons) Industrial Economics

Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma

Institute of Leadership and Management Certificate Coaching and Mentoring


Marketing leadership roles at Selfridges, Marks & Spencer and The Economist

Fundraising and marketing leadership roles at the National Osteoporosis Society, CLIC Sargent, Send a Cow, Hope & Homes for Children and Tenovus Cancer Care

Strategy and leadership development at national charities