Catherine Leaver

Catherine Leaver

Chief People Officer

Catherine Leaver joined Colt as Chief People Officer in 2022, and also chairs the company’s Inclusion and Diversity Council.

A seasoned telecoms industry executive, Catherine is highly experienced in working across international workforces and in building strong teams, delivering change and driving results, whilst making sure the wellbeing of the organisation remains a top priority. She joined Colt from Telefónica Group, where she was HR Director and a member of the Executive Team at Telefónica UK - O2.

Based at Colt’s London headquarters, Catherine reports to Colt’s CEO Keri Gilder and works closely with the other members of the company’s Executive Leadership Team.

Outside of the office, Catherine is passionate about nature and the natural world. She is a big believer in rewilding and nature restoration and the impact that large-scale, long-term ecosystem restoration projects can have on how people live alongside the natural environment.

Catherine holds a Master’s Degree in Business and HR from Aston Business School.