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Catherine Byers

Chief Financial and Performance Officer

Catherine has over sixteen years’ experience in government, working in the Department of Health and Social Care, the Office for Lifesciences, in Cabinet Office and with No10. Most recently Catherine was Head of NHS Finance at DHSC from 2016-2019, and led on Lab Capacity in the DHSC Covid19 Testing Programme in Spring 2020. She also has experience of Genomics England, having worked with the organisation in 2014 during the 100,000 Genomes Project. Catherine brings a wealth of expertise in government finance, policy, programme management, governance and stakeholder management.

As Chief Financial & Performance Officer, Catherine leads the finance, estates, quality and performance chapters at GEL. She will be working closely with all of the ELT and our new Tribes to embed our transformation and deliver on our new strategy.

Catherine lives in Essex with her husband and three children, and spends her spare time going for long walks in Epping Forest and cooking for family and friends.

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