Catherine took over the role of Chief Executive in January 2010 moving from the position of Operations Director, a position she had held since 2002. Catherine is a specialist in social media and eDemocracy with a background in technology delivery. She has worked with online communities and social networking tools for over 10 years. Initially developing learning applications at the London Business School she was founder director of Etribes.com – an online community consultancy which specialised in working with third sector organisations such as Christian Aid, YMCA and YHA. Since joining Public-i, Catherine has been instrumental in the development of both the core webcasting product and now the new Citizenscape platform. Her research interest is the social impact of Web 2.0 tools in a democratic context, you can read more about that here on her blog.