Catherine became Chief Constable for Wiltshire Police in February 2023.
Having graduated Cardiff University with an LLB in Law and Politics, Catherine joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 2000, initially working in frontline policing in South London before qualifying as a Detective.
Catherine’s career has spanned many areas of policing including specialist crime, armed unit, custody, intelligence, protection, professional standards and crime prevention.
Catherine was the first female Borough Commander for Islington and led one of the two pilot borough mergers, combining Camden and Islington Borough Command Units.
In 2022 Catherine became the Commander responsible for Central Specialist Crime, which includes tackling the most serious organised criminality.
Alongside her responsibilities as Chief Constable, Catherine holds the National Police Chiefs’ Council Children and Young People portfolio and is a Post Incident Manager for firearms incidents, as well as previously being a Strategic Firearms Commander.
Catherine has successfully completed two Masters qualifications, is a Member of the Forward Institute, a Fellow of the Westminster Abbey Institute and a Graduate of the US International Visitor Leadership Programme.
In her spare time, Catherine is an Assistant District Commissioner for the Girl Guides, having launched the national Girl Guide Police Challenge Badge in 2019.