Ms Catarina Tully

Catarina Tully is Director of FromOverHere, a consultancy specialising in international security and strategy. Prior to setting up FromOverHere, Cat was Strategy Project Director at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. She led strategy projects examining cross-cutting, priority and upstream foreign policy issues, and building strategic capability in the Department, working internationally with the Policy Planning networks from other governments. These projects included work on: West Africa, the role of Non-traditional actors in foreign policy, among many other issues.

Before that, she worked in the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit, developing domestic policy and strategic capability, including a strategic audit of the UK, public service reform and offender management. At the start of her career, she spent six years building strategic capability and processes in charities across Africa, Middle East and Asia, including Christian Aid and Technoserve, and private sector businesses, including Procter and Gamble. Cat has also worked for the UN Deputy Secretary General's office on the UN reform process, Global Compact, UN Development Programme, EU Commission and with the World Bank in Geneva.

Cat has a Masters in Public Administration from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and a business and finance strategy qualification (CIMA). She is a trustee for Women´s Health and Family Services in Tower Hamlets, a community-based health advocacy organisation working with Black and Ethnic Minority women and their families, and of Involve, a public participation Thinktank.

Cat advises the UK and US governments on futures and national strategy including a recent UK public parliamentary inquiry on the UK´s strategic capability, trains strategy to government officials from across the world, and is a Visiting Speaker and collaborator with various organisations, including Wilton Park. She is an active contributor to debates on strategy and global issues. She is particularly interested in strategic foresight, managing risk, the impact of technology, democracy 2.0, and participatory forms of public engagement into emergent strategy.

On being an Honorary Fellow of SSI

 "I am personally excited about working with Exeter SSI because it is uniquely placed in the UK to develop the vocational expertise of the next generation of international policymakers and practitioners, while supporting the world of policymaking today by introducing strategic rigour and creativity." Catarina Tully