Catalyst Chief Operating Officer announces departure

Rachael Dennis will be joining Taylor Wimpey as a regional managing director.


Catalyst COO Rachael Dennis has announced she will be moving on from the organisation later in the year.

Dennis will leave Catalyst in either the spring or summer to join Taylor Wimpey as a regional managing director.

Rachael joined Catalyst in 2014 as Executive Director of Finance before gaining responsibility for IT a year later. She was appointed COO in March 2017, gaining further responsibility for customer services, finance, and strategy delivery.

Commenting on her decision, Dennis said: “After nearly five fulfilling years, I have decided to take up a new and exciting personal challenge.

“Catalyst is a great organisation and one I am proud to have been a part in leading. Having worked quite closely with Ian [McDermott, CEO] over the last six months I know that he will take the organisation to an exciting next level of growth and excellence.

“I leave behind an excellent team who will continue to achieve great things under Ian’s leadership, and I look forward to watching from slightly further afield and seeing how things progress in the future.”

Ian McDermott, Chief Executive of Catalyst, said: “It has been a pleasure to work with Rachael over recent months and into 2019.

“Rachael is a great talent and leaves the organisation in strong financial health, and having made real progress in improving services for our customers. I wish her the best of luck in her new role.”

Dennis’s role will be replaced by an executive director of group finance and an executive director.