Catherine Dixon

Chief Executive Officer

Catherine Dixon is the Chief Executive Officer of Ciarb. Catherine joined Ciarb in May 2020 having set the world record for circumnavigating the world on a tandem bicycle.
Before setting her world record, Catherine held Chief Executive Officer roles at NHS Resolution (the indemnifier for the NHS), a University College and at the Law Society of England and Wales.
Catherine also held Senior Executive Director, Legal Director and General Counsel roles at the NSPCC, BUPA and in Canada, at Vancouver Coastal Health Authority.
Catherine started her professional career as a commercial litigator solicitor in private practice including at Eversheds Sutherland.
Catherine has been involved in effective dispute resolution throughout her career including as an adviser, mediator, and client. Catherine formally introduced mediation into the NHS in England which has resulted in ADR being used effectively to resolve claims across the NHS.
She has served as a trustee and non-executive director on numerous boards, including the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), LawWorks, Queens (King) Counsels Appointments, Chamber of Commerce, Judicial Appointments, and other large charities. Catherine was the deputy chair of the LGBTQAI+ Committee of the IBA and has campaigned on human rights, rule of law and access to justice issues for most of her career. Catherine served as an officer on the British Army and has the Freedom of the City of London.
Catherine is the Chair of Stonewall, Europe’s largest human rights LGBTQ+ human rights charity.
Catherine has an MBA, is a solicitor, an accredited mediator, a Member of Ciarb, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.