Catherine Bennett started working as Department Manager on the day the Department began, 1 September 2003. She started her career in education management in Hong Kong, later moving back to London in 2000. She has responsibility for the overall administration of the Department, including strategic planning and resources, development of new programmes and courses, expanding and developing the professional services teams, and input into governance. She works closely with the Head of Department to ensure the department meets all its responsibilities.
Catherine's intersts lie in the the development of Professional Services Staff, she has been a Co-Chair of the Academic Managers Forum and takes an active role in School citizenship.