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Cate Atwater

Director, Miova

Cate specialises in network development and change programmes. Cate has led sizeable change programmes at both a place-focus and in national organisations.

About Cate Atwater

Cate has worked across charity, local authority and social enterprise sectors, at senior executive level and is a highly regarded strategist in the context of the public sector. Cate is a Gallup Certified Clifton Strengths Coach, and an active Trustee of two place-based organisations. Throughout her career, Cate’s roles have focused on people and places. Much of this work has involved strategy development, systems leadership, building an organisation’s role in their place or system, and scoping and developing connections. Her driver has always been to support change and to collaboratively build impact, with a focus on sustainability.


2022 - Present

Trustee, Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure & Culture

2021 - Present

Trustee, Tadcaster Community Swimming Pool


Interim CEO, Rossendale Leisure Trust

2021 - 2023

Head of Partnerships, Rossendale Leisure Trust

2018 - 2020

CEO, Community Leisure UK

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