Catherine Raw is Managing Director of SSE Thermal, focused on operating and decarbonising the company’s flexible generation and energy storage portfolio. Catherine joined SSE in April 2022, bringing significant operational and commercial expertise, having served as Chief Financial Officer and the North America region’s Chief Operating Officer for Barrick Gold Corporation, a global mining company headquartered in Toronto and listed on the Toronto and NY stock exchanges. Catherine holds a masters degree in natural sciences from Downing College, University of Cambridge, and an MSC from Imperial College, London.