Meet the leadership team

Rod Cahill


Chief Executive

Rod is a well-known, respected and influential housing professional whose leadership has enabled Catalyst to become an effective commercial developer whilst remaining committed to its wider social purpose- using the organisation’s financial strength and placemaking expertise 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 MIoD


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 is responsible for the growth of Catalyst through development and merger, for the organisation’s strategic asset management, and the repair and maintenance of Catalyst’s properties. With a reputation as a thinker and an innovator, Tom has worked in a variety of different roles within the housing and development sector for over 35 years – 15 of these at Executive level. Read more