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.