Cat Cawley, Leadership Skills | Vistage UK | Yorkshire
Chair Bio

Cat Cawley

Yorkshire, Vistage Chair 

Cat has a passion to see businesses reach their potential and recognises that effective leadership skills is the key to that achievement.

With her varied and successful career, and with a firm belief that personal development through continued learning is a key driver to business success, Cat now Chairs a Vistage Group in Yorkshire.

Having worked in academia, start up, privately owned and publicly owned organisations, Cat has a breadth of knowledge in wide ranging businesses.

With roles as senior manager, Managing Director and latterly Consultant in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry, Cat’s experience includes: building value propositions; strategy development and business planning; product development; acquisitions; financial management; investment/divestment and due diligence.

As Founder and Managing Director for a medical device enterprise, she understands all aspects of running a business and has expertise with the venture capital, entrepreneurial and Business Angel communities.

Alongside her role as a Vistage Chair, Cat runs her own well-established consultancy company specialising in business development and Intellectual Property (IP) Management, working with companies in a range of roles and advising Board level management.

Married to John and living in Sheffield, Cat likes to relax with her family and friends with good food, and is as happy hosting social gatherings as she is heading out to try new restaurants. She also loves to travel, which allows additional opportunities for sampling exciting cuisines, seeing new places and to indulge her passion for skiing.

Whatever your obstacle, whether it’s concerning growth, profitability, finding and retaining the right people, generally keeping up with the pace of change or managing an enjoyable work/life balance, there are numerous challenges for any business.

Cat says “It’s crucial for business leaders and their senior team to be able to have time to strategically work on their business, away from daily operational issues, and to be able seek fresh ideas, particularly from an unbiased source”.

Led by Cat, your Group, complemented by accredited Vistage speakers, will ensure that you identify and implement new solutions, uncover unique opportunities and maximise results to meet your business milestones. There is also the opportunity to offer your own unique expertise to help fellow Group members achieve the same.

If you are an ambitious Senior Executive, focused on personal and business growth, who has a desire to develop better leadership skills, in an exciting, sociable and challenging environment, Cat would be very pleased to speak with you.


Types of Group run by this Chair

Designed to help results-driven key executives build leadership skills and bring new thinking, new ideas and new strategies to the table - in a trusted peer group environment.

The Vistage Key Executive Program empowers you to become a stronger asset to your CEO and team. Benefit from sharing a peer group perspective, expert insights and executive coaching to give you with the knowledge, strategic thinking and confidence you need for the fast-changing business environment of today’s modern organisation.

Join up to 16 successful executives from a diverse range of businesses and backgrounds and build your skills through challenging discussions, fresh perspectives on the key executive role, strategies to help your business grow, and expert guidance, learning and coaching from Vistage speakers.

We have specific groups for CEOs/MDs running larger SME business (typically £3-£50m); executives running smaller businesses (typically £1-3m); key executives who report to a CEO/MD; and for organisations that wish to bring Vistage inside their organisation for all their senior management team. Find out more about the different Vistage group offerings

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