Katharine York

OMCE Manager

Katharine is the OMCE (Operations & Maintenance Centre of Excellence) Manager for the ORE Catapult.

Prior to joining the Catapult in March 2020, Katharine worked for 12 years in operations and maintenance of renewable energy. In previous roles for owner operators and OEMs, Katharine managed the production and logistics of onshore and offshore wind farms, and a hydro power station. This included setting up 24/7 control rooms to monitor production, manage vessels and liaise with National Grid.

As Operations & Maintenance Centre of Excellence Manager, Katharine brings an understanding of the hurdles and practical challenges to be overcome for a new product or service to make an impact in the offshore renewable industry.

Katharine is the main point of contact for STEM activity within the Humber region.