Cathy Lewis was appointed HR Director, UK & Europe on 30 November 2009. Prior to this, Cathy was Chief People Officer at HM Revenue & Customs from November 2008 - November 2009 and Executive HR Director at Cooperative Financial Services from 2006-2008. Cathy's previous roles include HR Director for Abbey, BAA plc and Lillywhites Ltd.
Whilst at Co-operative Finance Services, Cathy chaired Manchester Cares for BITC. In her time as chair she doubled the membership of local companies by organising high profile “Seeing is Believing” events across the city and a Cares Week of activity, covered by the Manchester Evening News.
She was also the chair of a New Academy School for Manchester City Council.