Meet the leadership team

Rod Cahill BA (Hons)


Chief Executive

Rod is a well-known, respected and influential housing professional. His leadership has enabled Catalyst to be an effective commercial developer while remaining committed to wider social change, using the organisation’s financial strength to build new homes and help transform neighbourhoods. Read more

Rachael Dennis FCCA


Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Rachael is executive lead on Catalyst’s operational services including Customer Service, IT and Finance. Rachael joined Catalyst in 2014 as Executive Director of Finance before taking IT into her portfolio a year later. In March 2017, Rachael was appointed as COO. Read more

Judith Foss MSc FCIPD


Executive Director of People and Culture

Judith’s 20 years’ HR experience includes change management, employee engagement, learning and development, employee relations, reward and people strategy.  Judith is responsible for Catalyst’s ongoing culture change and colleague engagement programme. Read more

Tom Titherington


Executive Director of Property and Growth

Tom leads Catalyst’s development of new homes, strategic development and business planning, as well as new business and market intelligence. Tom’s focus is on developing new approaches to meeting changing housing need and creating sustainable multi-tenure developments and communities. Read more