Cathy is a qualified architect with over 30 years’ experience in the industry. She has worked with award winning architects on prestigious buildings including the Sir Basil Spence Library at the University of Sussex, the New Science Centre at London Metropolitan University, Queens Building at De Montfort University and the New British Library, London.

Cathy has been a board director at Pascall and Watson and Director of Higher Education at Woods Bagot, PRP and NBBJ. She now runs her own practice Cathy Stewart Associates.

As National Chairman of Women in Property in 2007/08 Cathy introduced the Women in Property Student awards programme and continues to be the National Student Awards Champion now in its 8th year.

Cathy was the Winner of the CBI First Women's Award 2006 (Retail & Property Sector) and the Women in the City Woman of Achievement Award 2010 (Built Environment category).