Cathy started her career in the Women’s Royal Naval Service. She has since worked in private, public and the charitable sectors, mostly supporting the Fire Service. She has gained great experience in event management, fundraising, income generation and administration. In her last charitable role for Operation Florian, she became their Company Secretary/Administrator/Fundraiser. On leaving, the Charity presented her with a medal for ‘Service for International Humanitarian’ – something she is extremely proud of.