Catherine Sherwin is a distinguished leader in the tech industry, wielding over 25 years of experience as both a versatile consultant and a trusted leader across Europe and beyond. Catherine has held various board level roles and currently serves as the France Country Leader and a senior member of our Technology practice, while also sitting on the AlixPartners Board. Catherine’s strategic insights are pivotal to shaping the company's trajectory.

With a track record of driving profound transformations, Catherine has worked at Executive level at Old Mutual plc, Nets, WorldPay, Lloyds Banking Group, Concardis payments, and Swinton Insurance. 
Her expertise spans IT strategy, digital transformation, and major Technology cost reduction initiatives including Operating model re-design, making her a sought-after advisor to private-equity clients. Catherine's innovative leadership continues to inspire excellence in the dynamic realm of technology and digitalization.

Key Engagements:

  • Led an IT transformation program across five countries, improving platform stability, cybersecurity, and achieving significant IT cost savings through redesign and implementation of a new IT operating and sourcing model.
  • Served as an operational and strategic leader across global IT in 17 countries, managing financial and contractual aspects, outsourcing relationships, and IT governance.
  • Acted as interim chief integration officer (CIO) for a UK insurance company, directing IT strategy development and overseeing business change delivery.
  • Served as interim CIO for a payments processor across Europe, leading a transformation program to bring a new product to market.

Catherine is known for driving impactful change and delivering results across diverse technology landscapes. She adopts a low-leverage model, deploying small teams of highly experienced professionals for maximum efficiency when it really matters.