Leadership Profile

Catherine Birkett

Catherine Birkett

Chief Financial Officer

Catherine Birkett as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has led Interoute’s Finance Department since the end of 2004. She joined Interoute in 2000 to head up the Financial Planning and Analysis department and was an integral part of the team that drove the restructuring of the Interoute Group in 2003 and the acquisitions of Ebone and Cecom.

During her time as CFO, she has helped complete a further six acquisitions (including the European hosting business of Via/PSI, the Nordic video conferencing group VCG and most recently Easynet’s global managed services business in 2015). She has helped drive the business through a high growth period to become a cash generating business. Interoute’s 2016 full year position reported revenues of €727.5million and EBITDA or €109.7million.

Prior to Interoute, Catherine gained extensive experience of financial and commercial due diligence with KPMG Transaction Services. She is a qualified chartered accountant and holds a BA in Maths and Economics from Durham University.