For the last 25 years, Catherine has worked in the charity sector to ensure access and inclusion for people with disabilities. Since setting up her own charity in Sri Lanka in 2005 she has been in leadership roles, and has a Level 7 Certificate in Leadership and Management.
She joined Dingley’s Promise in 2015, and since then has been the driving force behind the organisation’s work to build wider inclusion for children with SEND in the early years through direct services in Berkshire and a national training programme.
She is a Trustee of Connect Reading and the British Sri Lankan Association, and represents Dingley’s Promise on the All Party Parliamentary Group for Childcare and Early Education. In 2011, Catherine was awarded an MBE for services to disabled and vulnerable children.