Cate has a master’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Oxford and a PhD in microbiology from Imperial College London. She joins Opencast from global business consultancy Oliver Wyman, where she was a director working in quantitative analytics. She’d previously worked at Sage and at the world’s biggest online car rental company.
In her earlier roles Cate always focused heavily on building capability, recruiting and developing teams and working closely with people teams to drive projects including the creation of early career training programmes. She’d also worked with Opencast in her role as a director at regional tech network Dynamo.
“I worked closely with Opencast on a couple of Dynamo projects and was impressed by what they were doing around skills and talent and their genuine commitment to developing and progressing people. The company has the potential to have a big impact regionally and nationally,” she says.
“The way the market is at the moment and the way our reputation is growing we can become a sizable technology company - but the internal infrastructure has to be right, and that’s why Lee and I have been brought in.”
Opencast chief executive Tom Lawson adds: “I’m delighted to welcome Cate and Lee to Opencast. Both are talented, hugely experienced and well-respected professionals who will play key roles in our further expansion.
“We’re committed to developing great people and great technology so we can provide the best services possible for our clients. Cate and Lee will help us do that. We’re on an exciting journey and I’m pleased they’re both with us.”