Catherine became a Trustee of the Centre in 2017. Until 2010 when she took early retirement, she held the post of Assistant Head of Culture and Leisure Services for Kirklees Council in West Yorkshire where she was responsible for Libraries, Town Halls and other public halls, Information Centres and Registrars. Catherine has had an interest in the health benefits of yoga and meditation for many years having practised the former for over 40 years and attended many courses on different styles of meditation. She lives in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire and as well as enjoying her new involvement with the Meditation Centre she also spends time travelling, learning Italian, painting and singing in a community choir. She is also a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids and is part way through the Bardic Grade learning about the history, traditions and customs of Druidry which she finds fascinating and which, she believes, perfectly complements many of the Celtic festivals celebrated at the Centre.