Catherine is the Director of the Schools Placement team. With many years’ experience in the independent sector, she has an unrivalled understanding of boarding schools and the London day school sector. She has had many articles published in national magazines and newspapers and her opinion is regularly sought by educational journalists. Catherine also heads up the Gabbitas corporate client team advising partners and senior corporate executives on the best choice of school for their children.
Educated at St Mary’s, Cambridge and St Mary’s, Ascot, Catherine went on to run Boxford House Language School, originally founded by her mother, The Lady Hilda Swan. Catherine joined Gabbitas in 2002. She has three children, all of whom attended independent boarding schools and are currently at university. Catherine has been a guardian to several overseas students at school in the UK.