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Catherine Kirk

United Kingdom

Senior Director, Technical Services

Catherine Kirk is Senior Director, Technical Services at Pathfinder International. She has over 25 years of experience in international health and women’s rights programming, with a specialization in sexual and reproductive health. She has overseen work in more than 40 countries in Africa and Asia, providing leadership in areas such as organizational design, innovative service delivery and health systems strengthening.

Catherine also worked at MSI Reproductive Choices where she held several senior leadership roles during her 12 years. Among her key achievements, Catherine established and led MSI’s Global Programs Division, and is recognized for designing and leading the FDCO flagship Safe Abortion Care Consortium, Prevention of Maternal Death Program, covering 20 countries in Africa and Asia over seven years. Catherine started her work with MSI as Technical and Operation Director, Marie Stopes Sierra Leone, where she led the team through an expansion that amounted to quality contraception and post-abortion care being available across the country. Additionally, Catherine has lived and worked in India, Kenya, and Tanzania. She also worked for the National Social Marketing Association, UK and Population Services International. She has a Master’s in Public Health, and an Honours Degree in Philosophy and Theology.