Catherine was appointed as the BHA’s Director of Legal and Governance and Company Secretary in September 2016. Catherine is responsible for all aspects of the BHA’s general legal counsel, company secretariat, corporate governance and data protection. Prior to joining the BHA, Catherine was a senior member of the DLA Piper sports team for 10 years. Catherine has extensive experience of advising sports governing bodies and rights owners in relation to contentious issues connected with sport, both regulatory and commercial, in proceedings in the High Court and before international and domestic sports disciplinary and arbitral tribunals. She also specialises in Intellectual Property litigation, particularly in relation to sport and media bodies.