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Catherine Hannaway Associates is a knowledgeable, passionate, friendly and vibrant set-up.


Catherine Hannaway Associates is a knowledgeable, passionate, friendly and vibrant set-up.


We specialise in a broad range of bespoke and accredited individual and corporate development, training and educational services, aimed at both individuals and organisations. We have taken a different approach to most companies involved in training and development by incorporating creative and innovative styles and methodologies to suit our customers’ needs.

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about us

about us

Dr Catherine Hannaway D Prof. RN RM(ret.)RHV


Catherine has worked in health systems leadership development and quality improvement for over 25 years and has a well-earned reputation for running creative and insightful programmes on leadership,  team-building, partnership working and quality improvement skills, in the UK and globally across a wide spectrum of public and private sector organisations.

Since May 2017 Catherine worked with Lord Nigel Crisp and Baroness Mary Watkins on the leadership team setting-up, launching, and as Acting Executive Campaign Director got the global campaign 'Nursing Now' up and running and underway.  She continues to work as a consultant to the global Nursing Now campaign.

Catherine has held senior roles in the NHS in England and various international roles.  She is a specialist in leadership and healthcare systems quality improvement. She was a senior fellow at Durham University in the School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health where she worked as national programme director for 10 years and led work on ‘Health in All Policies’ globally, working as a consultant to the WHO Collaborating Centre. 

Catherine is an executive coach, a qualified practitioner of a number of development tools, including MBTI, Belbin Team Roles, Blanchard Situational Leadership, NHS Leadership 360 Assessment amongst others. She is well known for running workshops and programmes on developing personal and team effectiveness nationally and internationally that are both enjoyable and enlightening.

Catherine has worked as a facilitator for the World Health Organisation, designing and delivering ‘Health in All Policies’ programmes across the world (from Uzbekistan to Suriname...and many more), and a visiting lecturer at Maastricht University.  She is an Honorary Member of the UK Faculty of Public Health in recognition of her outstanding contribution to public health systems leadership development over many years.

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what we do

what we do

We design, develop and deliver bespoke learning and support for individuals and their organisations. 

Catherine Hannaway Associates Ltd offers a wide range of participative workshops applicable to managers and staff alike, including: 

  • Leadership Development, Really Managing Change, Developing High Performing Teams
  • Developing Effective Health Systems
  • Health in All Policies
  • Executive Coaching and Mentoring
  • Team-building and partnership working
  • A wide range of personal and organisational development and assessment tools, including 360 degree feedback, MBTI, Belbin Team Roles.  


  • Doctorate in Professional Studies - Health Care Systems Leadership, Innovation and Quality Improvement
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Health Services Management
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Commissioning
  • Registered General Nurse
  • Registered Midwife
  • Registered Health Visitor
  • Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring
  • Prince2 Project Management
  • MBTI Accredited Practitioner
  • NHS Leadership Qualities 360 Accredited Trainer
  • PADI Advanced Diver
  • RYA Day Skipper (competed in the ARC Transatlantic Race 2015)
  • Ski Club of Great Britain - Silver Power/off Piste





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Past and present clients include:

  • World Innovation Summit for Health (Qatar)

  • Nursing Now Global Campaign - Burdett Trust for Nursing

  • All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health

  • Health Education England, Global Engagement

  • Tropical Health Education Trust (THET)

  • Durham University

  • Maastricht University

  • Pan America Health Organisation

  • World Health Organisation

  • Public Health England

  • NHS England

  • CareUK

  • Ministry of Defence

  • Department of Health

  • London Deanery

  • NHS Health Scotland

  • Charles Derby Group Financial Services

  • Right Management Career Transition Partnership

  • Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

  • Middlesbrough Council

  • North Tees NHS Foundation Trust

  • NHS North of England

  • NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

....... and many, many more!


Nursing Now

Nursing Now



Dr Catherine Hannaway, Nursing Now Global Campaign Programme Director -

The Nursing Now campaign aims to raise the status and profile of nursing. Run in collaboration with the World Health Organization and International Council of Nurses, Nursing Now seeks to empower nurses to take their place at the heart of tackling 21st Century health challenges.

The campaign was launched on 27th February 2018 by the Duchess of Cambridge in London; and Dr Tedros, the Director General of the WHO, and Princess Muna Al Hussein in Geneva; with simultaneous events in Jordan, South Africa and the USA. By June there were campaigns active in more than 40 countries.

Running until the end of 2020, the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, the campaign aims to improve perceptions of nurses, enhance their influence and maximise their contributions to ensuring that everyone everywhere has access to health and healthcare.

If you’re committed to giving nurses more recognition, investment and influence, sign up to support the campaign.

Use Nursing Now’s social media toolkit to help get others interested and involved, you can follow the campaign’s progress on Twitter and Facebook

Nursing Now also plans to showcase supporter-led events, case studies, trainings, funding opportunities and much more. Share your plans to champion nursing and they’ll be added to the campaign’s global activity map.

This campaign is based on the report The Triple Impact of Nursing – how developing nursing will improve health, promote gender equality and support economic growth (2016) published by theAll-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health (APPG) following its review of nursing globally.

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"Catherine has a leadership pedigree which is first class.

She has a wealth of experience with developing top leaders across public sector organisations. As a leading academic I would highly recommend her as a coach but also as a facilitator of large workshops where the latest evidence and techniques can be applied. Finally Catherine has networking skills to be envied and her programmes always contain evidence based content presented by fantastic speakers who stimulate your thinking."

Maggie Morgan-Cooke. Programme Director NHS Improving Quality Delivery Team

"Catherine has a tremendous ability to engage with leaders and help them develop their skills.

She is a credible, knowledgeable and experienced leader herself with great interpersonal skills which enables her to effectively support and challenge leaders at all levels across different sectors. She is as effective working with individuals, in a one to one situation as a coach, or working with a larger group as the leader of a development programme". 

Professor Jean Penny OBE
Improvement through Learning Ltd.
Visiting Professor of Healthcare Improvement, University of Derby


Testimonials from leadership programmes

GP/CCG Board Member/Vice-Chair HWB

"A fantastic inspirational programme from which I have gained so much from knowledge to a greater understanding of leadership values and principals and how to utilise them, to networking and learning from each other. Our primary purpose in attending was for HWB development and we have gained much in the regard not least by spending time and getting to know each other better. THANK YOU Catherine and to all who have contributed."

Strategic Director, Council

"Great sense of community with others on programme. Thought provoking speakers. Room to discuss and unpack the key issues. Really appreciated Catherine’s commitment, energy and enthusiasm. Thank you."

Consultant in Public Health

"It provided an opportunity to see in action and hear from noted leaders and expert speakers. Horizon scanning, learning new techniques and timely information at a time of rapid and constant change. 360 degree feedback. Thank you Catherine for your leadership of the programme and personal coaching."

Associate Director of Public Health

"I have thoroughly enjoyed the course. Excellent organisers, speakers and content."

Public Health Specialist

"Interesting insights from high calibre leaders. Has pushed my boundaries and enabled me to be resilient in my leadership challenges over the past year. Has given me the courage to plan my future and take action. Thank you Catherine and your team - it has been excellent and impactful for us all."