Catherine Wilton is the Director of Coalition for Collaborative Care, and has been with C4CC since its inception in November 2014, previously holding the role of Deputy Director.
She is C4CC’s expert on community development and social capital and is a skilled facilitator and executive coach. Catherine brings a wealth of experience and knowledge with 20 years’ experience in education, health and social care, which informs our work around the three Cs – Community, Conversation and Co-production.
She set up and leads on the Leadership for Empowered and Healthy Communities – a programme aimed at helping senior leaders across the public sector explore what they need to do to create the conditions for strong and healthy communities. This successful programme now forms part of the Coalition’s work programme around Community.
The passion Catherine brings to this role is from personal and family experience of long-term conditions and is a pioneer for co-production – something she has modelled through her work setting up and running the ‘Building Community Capacity’ project at the Department of Health and within the Timebank she set up in her local area.
She has held the post of Interim Director of Connected Communities at the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (the RSA) and is an associate of the Centre for Citizenship and Community.
Catherine was also an elected member of Reading Borough Council for eight years, holding the post of Cabinet member for Culture and Sport between 2003 and 2007.