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Chief Legal and Compliance Officer - Catheryn O'Rourke

Joined Smith+Nephew in February 2013 and became Chief Legal Officer in May 2017 and Chief Legal and Compliance Officer in July 2018. Catheryn heads up the Global Legal and Compliance functions and is based in Andover, US.

Skills and Experience

Prior to being appointed Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, Catheryn had various responsibilities within Legal as Assistant General Counsel – Litigation and Investigations. Prior to joining Smith+Nephew, Catheryn spent 11 years of her career with Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. 

Catheryn is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School.