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Reputation Management


Catherine May is an experienced non-executive director, committee chair and corporate leader.  She has been working and advising the boards and leadership teams of leading multinational businesses for more than 25 years.   She is an expert in reputation management, corporate governance, building winning corporate culture and stakeholder communications.  

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Catherine has held executive committee roles at three FTSE 50 plcs, each operating in a

different sector.  She is highly attuned to the commercial drivers of businesses and views

reputation management, and the creation of a strong corporate culture as a vital part of

the work an organisation must do to create competitive advantage. ​

For the last eight years, Catherine has been working as a non-executive director

alongside her executive work and has been part of board teams delivering

operational turnarounds.

Reputation Management

Catherine is a leader in the field of reputation management and influencing.  She is an expert in assessing

reputation risk for brands and organisations and in developing strategies and campaigns to build and

protect reputation.  Much of her experience has been gained working with highly regulated consumer facing

businesses in the most sensitive and volatile sectors:  energy, telecommunications, media and information and alcohol.  She is often called on to advise consumer facing businesses on reputation issues and influencing campaigns in the UK and internationally. 

​Boards and Governance 

Through her experience as a Non-Executive Director,  a Senior Independent Director and Chair of Audit, coupled with her executive knowledge of corporate and financial reporting, Catherine has gained a wealth of expertise in corporate governance.  She is available to work on board assessments, and as a professional mentor to non-executive directors transitioning into their first board role.