Cat McManus (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 two Vistage Groups 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.

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 MD/CEO/Business Owner or Senior Executive in the Yorkshire area, 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.