Catherine BolandNorth East

As Head of Community Engagement for North East England at Founders4Schools, I am passionate to develop supportive links between education & business and committed to supporting the next generation in preparing for the transition from education into the workplace.

In my previous role as Head of HR at I collaborated on a pilot project to develop a comprehensive work experience programme which is currently being delivered to students in the North East. My role as a North East LEP Enterprise Advisor, sees me linked to Heaton Manor School to offer support and guidance on their careers strategy, leading to better informed choices on future career paths.  When I’m not on a mission to change the careers guidance landscape, I’m enthusiastic about innovation, digital & creativity and in particular Newcastle’s thriving tech sector.