Visiting Speaker Programme – Catherine Leonard
June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmsuggested £3
From Perins to St Petersburg: Former student, Catherine Leonard, talks about how a love of languages ignited at Perins has shaped her life and career: from au pairing and teaching to diplomacy and cultural relations in her current role as Secretary-General of the International National Trusts Organisation.
Catherine Leonard joined the National Trust in 1999 from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and with a background in modern languages and international public and cultural relations.
Prior to her appointment as Secretary-General of INTO, Catherine was responsible for the Trust’s work with overseas heritage conservation groups, running the European Exchange Programme and managing the European Network of National Heritage Organisations.
Over the years, Catherine has been involved with heritage organisations all over the world (from Australia, Bavaria and China to Trinidad, USA and Zimbabwe!). She studied Russian and German at university and has spent time living and travelling in several European countries.
There is no charge for this event but Perins would like to make a donation to the charity ‘International National Trusts Organisation’ for which Catherine works. We are therefore requesting donations to pass on and suggesting a minimum £3 on the door.