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Catherine McGuinness

Catherine McGuinness

Non Executive Director, Connected Places Catapult

Catherine is a non-executive director of Connected Places Catapult, the UK’s innovation accelerator for cities, transport and place leadership.

A financial services lawyer by background, she has also served as the City of London Corporation’s Policy Chair (2017-2022), leading on its work with the financial and related professional services sector and being an active participant in London Councils, sitting on the Leaders’ Committee and Executive Committee.

Catherine has been closely involved in several green finance initiatives, was a director of the Green Finance Institute, and is a member of the UK Voluntary Carbon Markets Forum, the Distinguished Advisory Group of the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market, and the Scottish Taskforce for Green and Sustainable Financial Services. Recently she has been chairing a Net Zero Investment Taskforce for 3Ci, the UK Cities Climate Investment Commission, looking at how retrofit can be financed taking a place-based approach.