Catherine McGuinness


Catherine is a financial services professional and an elected member (Common Councillor) of the City of London Corporation.  She served as the City’s Chair of Policy & Resources 2017-2022, leading on its work with the financial and related professional services sector. 

She represents the City on a number of green finance initiatives, including the Steering Committee of the UK Voluntary Carbon Markets Forum, the Distinguished Advisory Group of the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market, and is also a member of the Scottish Taskforce for Green and Sustainable Financial Services.   

Catherine holds a portfolio of board positions, including being a non-executive director of Connected Places Catapult, the board of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), and as an independent Council member at City, University of London. 

A solicitor by training, she practised in financial services law for several years. Catherine studied PPE at St Anne’s College, Oxford.