CEO of the British Youth Council since 2008 and previously Head of Target Groups at the Prince’s Trust, where he worked on crafting policies and training materials for the trust’s 7, 000 mentors. Mr Cathcart has extensive experience working with disadvantaged youths in the UK as a probation officer and social worker. He has also previously worked for leading youth charities in the UK, including the National Children’s Bureau and Centrepoint, the UK’s leading charity for homeless youth.
Currently serving as a Senior Researcher for The Work Foundation, based at Lancaster University, and is currently leading the Missing Million programme, a two year research project aimed at finding solutions for youth unemployment. Her interests include the policy areas of welfare reform, exclusion in the labour market, innovation and local growth. She has previously worked as a senior consultant for Shared Intelligence, specialising in economic development, employment and skills, as well as providing labour market analysis.