A technology entrepreneur, and specialist in transformational change, has this week been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Katherine Corich is an award-winning business leader with considerable experience of the aviation and IT sectors. 

Founder and Chairman of management consultancy, Sysdoc, Katherine has worked with private and public sector organisations internationally to deliver efficiency programmes and provide change management expertise.

Originally from New Zealand, Katherine Corich trained as a Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor before starting-up her own business. She has been inducted into the New Zealand Hi-tech Hall of Fame and been awarded two Ernst & Young the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. She was named UK New Zealander of the Year in 2015.  

The Civil Aviation Authority has also announced that two existing Non-Executive Directors, Dr David King and Graham Ward, will both serve a third term on the Civil Aviation Authority Board. David and Graham were both appointed to the Board in 2013.

Katherine's appointments is for a period of four years, and David and Graham's extensions are for two years.

Commenting, Civil Aviation Authority Chair, Dame Deirdre Hutton said: “We are delighted to be able to announce Katherine's appointment. She has an incredible range and depth of experience which will be invaluable to the Civil Aviation Authority in the coming years. The pace of change in the aviation sector is increasing significantly, with new technology presenting unprecedented opportunities and risks. Katherine will bring much needed insight and expertise to the organisation as we navigate these changes and opportunities. I am also very pleased that we retain the skills and experience of David and Graham for a further period.”