Catherine Anderson is CEO of The Jo Cox Foundation, a charity working to build a positive legacy for the late Jo Cox MP. Catherine leads the Foundation’s small but influential team, bringing together individuals and organisations who believe in the kinder, more tolerant world that Jo envisaged, primarily through strengthening communities, promoting civility and respect in public life, and working internationally on issues such as the protection of civilians in conflict.
Catherine joined the Foundation in September 2018 after eight years in parliament as Chief of Staff to Rory Stewart. As a founding director and ambassador for 50:50 Parliament and member of Women2Win, Catherine is passionate about supporting more women into public life.
In 2014 Catherine founded The Angus McDonald Trust, a health and welfare charity working in Myanmar, for which she was awarded a Point of Light by the Prime Minister, and previously established a NGO in the Tibetan refugee community in the Indian Himalayas. Outside of her role at the Foundation Catherine is a published author and political commentator, and has written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, Progress, Metro, Huffington Post, and many more. Her first book, a memoir and travelogue called The End of All Our Exploring, was published in 2017.
Catherine Anderson on BBC News