Catherine Quinn is the Chief Executive and Under Treasurer of Middle Temple. She is responsible for Middle Temple's historic estate on the banks of the Thames as well as the training of students and award of degrees of the Bar, and the Inn's property and events management businesses. Previously, Quinn headed the grant-giving operations of the Wellcome Trust, where she led the redesign of the Trust's business processes and systems.
Before working at the Trust, Quinn established and ran an Oxford-based consultancy, prior to which she was Director of Research Services at the University of Oxford, where her remit covered responsibility for research funding, sponsor relations, commercial contracts, and intellectual property rights.
Quinn holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from UK and US universities, and an MBA from the SaÃ¯d Business School, Oxford. She is a Governor of the Contemporary Dance Trust and a Trustee of London Children's Ballet.