Non-Executive Board Member

Catherine Brown


Catherine Brown was appointed as a Non-Executive Member of the Cabinet Office Board in November 2015.

Catherine is a Non-Executive Director of Metro Bank plc. She is a trustee of Cancer Research UK and the Royal Institute of International Affairs, and sits on the Board of FNZ (UK) Ltd. She is also the Chair of Additive Flow Ltd, a private equity-backed technology business.

Additional Information and Previous Roles

Catherine’s previous roles include Group Strategy Director at Lloyds Banking Group, Executive Director of HR at the Bank of England, and Chief Operating Officer at Apax Partners.

Non-Executive Board Member

Non-Executive Board Members are appointed on merit, reflecting ability and experience, for a fixed term, usually three years. They will exercise their role through influence and advice, supporting as well as challenging the Executive. They will advise on the clarity of strategic direction, performance, operational issues and the effective management of the Department. These responsibilities should be conducted both in and outside of Board meetings - the Executive should invite and involve the Non-Executives in key areas to ensure critical challenge and support.

Non-Executives Board Members’ views on performance will be reported by the Lead Non-Executive Board Member in the Department’s Annual Report. Non-Executives’ views will also be fed back to the Prime Minister and the Government Lead Non-Executive through the Non-Executive Board Members’ Network.

Non-Executive Board Members may be involved in the process for recruiting and appraising senior executives, and succession planning.

Previous roles in government

  1. Non-Executive Board Member

    • 2015 to 2017