CEO , Designability
Catharine Brown is the CEO of Designability, a charity which creates and provides products to enable disabled people to live with greater independence. Catharine joined Designability in 2019, creating a new strategic focus on helping people with primarily physical disabilities with their mobility needs, as well as expanding the charity's reach and increasing income by 60%. Before her role at Designability, Catharine's early career was in marketing leadership roles for brands including Selfridges, Marks & Spencer and The Economist, and then in the charity sector where she held interim director posts for five national charities as well as working with over 20 charities on fundraising/marketing and leadership/strategy consultancy projects. Catharine has also held a number of trustee positions, most recently on the board of ActionAid UK.