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Catherine Brown

Former CEO, Food Standards Agency

An experienced non-executive and executive Director, Chief Executive and Chair comfortable operating at a senior level in government, business, public and not for profit sectors. Excellent strategy and organisational development skills. Board experience in executive and non-executive/trustee roles in political environments across the countries of the UK.

Track record of transforming organisations and working with complex and challenging stakeholders to develop strategy and deliver concrete outcomes.

As CEO of the Food Standards Agency, Catherine initiated and led a significant workplace transformation programme, reducing reliance on a Central London office space, and opening up new ways of working through flexible and remote working practices. This ongoing process has led to significant reductions in office space, enhanced competitiveness of the FSA as an employer and created ‘location agnostic’ staff able to work more flexibly and effectively.