Dr Catherine Howe

Dr Catherine Howe is Vice-Chair of the Centre for Governance and Scrutiny and is an expert in digital innovation, focusing on the area of digital democracy and social change.

She has a background which connects together technology, community and social change and has worked across a number of different sectors. She was CEO of a successful SME, Public-i Group Ltd, before moving to Capita to redevelop Capita’s digital transformation approach, and then to Cancer Research UK to lead work on technology strategy and transformation.

She has worked with new collaborative technologies and social networking tools for over 15 years. Initially developing learning applications, including one of the first eLearning community sites, at the London Business School, she was founder director of Etribes.com – an online community consultancy which specialised in working with large third sector organisations.

She is now Interim Chief Executive of Adur and Worthing Councils, a role she took up from her substantive role of Director for Communities which she describes as helping communities direct themselves. Her research interests cover digital civic space, citizenship and systems linking and she is both a Trustee of the Centre for Governance and Scrutiny and a Governor of the Democratic Society.

You can find out more on her blog (http://www.curiouscatherine.info), and her linked in profile (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/curiousc)