Catherine Birkett

CFO at GoCardless


Catherine is CFO for GoCardless, a global leader in recurring payments. Before joining GoCardless in 2018, Catherine was CFO for one of Europe’s fastest-growing telecoms providers, Interoute, where she took the business from $20m to $800m in turnover over 16 years, leading equity and debt raises, including an inaugural high yield debt issue. While there, she also completed 10 acquisitions, including one for a business half the size of Interoute, before overseeing a successful exit of the business in May 2018.

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