Catherine Howe is Director of Communities at Adur and Worthing Councils, looking for ways to support communities to direct themselves. Her research interests cover digital civic space, citizenship and systems linking and she is both a Trustee of the Centre for Public Scrutiny and a Council Member of Democratic Society.
Catherine Howe is an expert in digital innovation, focusing on the area of digital democracy and social change. She has a background in software development and technology delivery and was CEO of a successful SME, Public-i Group Ltd, before moving to Capita to redevelop Capita’s digital transformation approach which she then brought to life in her role as Director of Design, Delivery and Change at Cancer Research UK.
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.