Catherine MacLean's Biography

Director, Communications

Catherine MacLean joined WADA in December 2014 as the Agency’s Communications Director.

Catherine has 25 years’ experience in the mining and metals industry, first with Alcan, a global leader in aluminum and packaging, and then with Rio Tinto, an international mining and metals company.  She has a proven track record in developing effective external and internal communications strategies with a particular focus on engaging stakeholders around multifaceted social, environmental and community-related issues. Just prior to joining WADA, Catherine operated her own communications consultancy serving a variety of clients including London Mining, an iron ore mining company with operations in Sierra Leone.

Catherine has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Concordia University and a certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) from McGill University, both in Montreal. A competitive swimmer in her youth, Catherine is happy to reconnect with her athletic roots at an organization that’s committed to fair play in sports.