Catherine Pearson MBA

Catherine has extensive experience of managing and delivering successful capacity building, fundraising, partnership and research projects within the health and social care fields. Catherine is currently CEO for Healthwatch Lambeth. Following several years fund-raising for a substance abuse charity, she worked for nine years at a national HIV charity, as Fundraising Director, and has raised over £50 million for VCS organisations over the last 20 years. She also established and headed up a new Research and Policy department at the charity London Lighthouse.

Since completing her MBA in 1998, Catherine has worked exclusively for Peach Consultancy on a wide range of local authority, health authority and voluntary sector investment, management-support and programme development assignments, including 11 years of projects for Haringey and Enfield Councils.

A long-standing member of the Institute of Fundraising. She was a trustee of the African HIV Research Forum, and also former Chair of Governors for a south London Primary School, and a former founding director of Southwark Home Care.

(Catherine originally studied Fine Art at Portsmouth, and was formerly an exhibiting artist)