Catherine Reading

Catherine Reading

Director
MA Politics, Philosophy and Economics

Catherine is in charge of communications at Malcolm Reading Consultants. She is responsible for the creative direction of our web design team, and drafting strategic content and media releases.  Though always on the look-out for the perfect quote, she is keenly aware that in an increasingly visual culture, an image can be more effective than the most eloquent copy.

Experienced across a range of industries, she initially worked in the City for a Lloyd’s underwriting agency and an American investment bank. Subsequently, she trained as a journalist at Haymarket Publishing Ltd and later wrote features for the Daily Telegraph, the Independent, World Architecture and the Times Educational Supplement.

As the poet, Catherine Ormell, she has been published in national magazines including The Times Literary Supplement, The SpectatorThe London Magazine and a range of poetry journals including The Rialto and Smiths Knoll. Catherine’s poem The Catch is in the Fish Anthology 2017.

Catherine has won prizes in the National Poetry Competition, the Troubadour International Poetry Competition, Magma Poetry Competition, the Arvon International Poetry Competition (twice), and the Ware Poetry Competition. Campaign Desk was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Poem and is in The Forward Book of Poetry 2009 and Delicacy is in The Best British Poetry 2011 (Salt).

Photograph by Vibeke Dahl