Cath was born in Plymouth and started her career at 16 as an apprentice with British Aerospace. She then joined Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust to start a nursing career, which ended following the birth of her first child. Cath returned to work within the hospital as a medical secretary and began her management career in Clinical Governance.
Cath completed a CMI Diploma in Management and took a more senior role as CAHMS Service Manager and subsequently Deputy Directorate Manager for Paediatrics. Cath joined First Light in 2012 as the Plymouth Sexual Violence Services Manager.
Cath lives in Plymouth and has two children and two step-children. She enjoys long walks and travelling around Devon with her daughter for various football related commitments.