Catherine Fall is the former Director of Atlantic Partnership. She is half American and was educated in New York, Boston and Moscow, and later at King’s Canterbury where she was a music scholar. She went to university at St Hilda’s college, Oxford, where she read Politics, Philosophy and Economics. Her father, Sir Brian Fall, a diplomat whose career covered posts in the United States, as well as High Commissioner to Canada and Ambassador to Russia and the ex Republics of the Ex Soviet Union. He is now principal of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.
Catherine’s first job was working as a research assistant for Euro MP Patricia Rawlings. She then worked as the special advisor to the Deputy Director General of the Confederation of British Industry. In 1995 Catherine joined the Conservative Research Department as desk officer for Europe and agriculture. After the 1997 election, she worked for the Rt Hon Michael Howard, the then Shadow Foreign Secretary, and later became Head of Home Affairs Section, working as well for John Maples MP, Shadow Health Secretary. In 1999 Catherine became the political advisor to the MEPs for the Euro election.
Catherine is the Governor of a special needs School, Fairley House and Secretary of her local Conservative party ward. She has a two year old daughter.