Director of Strategy and Development
Catriona is the Director of Strategy and Development at the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC). Her work is focused on the strategic development and implementation of new global and regional projects and programmes for the WorldGBC network, comprised of more than 70 national Green Building Councils, and their 36,000 members.
As part of this role, Catriona manages WorldGBC's global programme on Resources & Circularity in the built environment, dedicated to enhancing resource efficiency and catalysing the circular economy within the building and construction sectors. Additionally, Catriona oversees the Better Places for People global programme – dedicated to health, wellbeing and social value. This programme aims to help the global Green Building Council network achieve a built environment that is healthy and sustainable for people and the planet, and is active in over thirty national Green Building Councils worldwide.
Catriona regularly speaks at high-level events, industry conferences, and webinars, and serves on a number of expert Task Forces related to areas of sustainability, including health and wellbeing, sustainable infrastructure and the circular economy in the built environment. Catriona has also authored a number of notable industry publications, including WorldGBC's 'Health & Wellbeing Framework' in 2019, WorldGBC's 'Sustainable Buildings for Everyone, Everywhere' strategy in 2020, and both 'Beyond Buildings' report on sustainable infrastructure and 'Beyond the Business Case' reports in 2021.
Prior to joining the World Green Building Council in May 2018, Catriona worked in environmental consultancy with experience in energy modelling and strategy, urban master-planning and sustainability, and health-based certification standards. She is also a fully qualified secondary school teacher, with two years’ experience of teaching Geography (plus an experienced spin instructor). Her educational background consists of a degree from the University of St Andrews in Geography.
Originally hailing from the west of Scotland, she is currently based in London, in the United Kingdom.