Innovar Welcomes Catherine Hubbard
Innovar are delighted to announce that in May, Catherine Hubbard joined us as a consultant. Here are a few words Catherine has put together to introduce herself:
"I started working with Cognos Planning delivering training in 2006 before moving into consultancy in 2007. In November 2009 I moved into Technical Support so I've managed to see the software from lots of different angles - from Training where everything works to Support where it sometimes doesn't!
I've worked across a number of different sectors - Public, Financial/Banking, Marketing, Retail and Publishing working for such customers as The British Library, Santander, Hiscox, Oasis and Conde Nast. I am currently working in Chertsey doing work for Crest Nicholson in the building and construction industry. Over the years, my work has involved a fair bit of travel and I would go regularly back and forward to Geneva where I was working for P&G as a Brand Equity Manager at their Western European HQ. In terms of Cognos work, I think the furthest afield has been N. Ireland.
Earlier in my career I worked at Harrods as a Graduate Management trainee and it was one of the oddest experiences of my life! I ended up managing their pet shop which included tasks such as measuring dogs for clothes and dressing them in things like tuxedos (that's not a joke). Also, this was in the days of Mohammed Al-Fayed and as he walked round the store he was always preceded by a Scots piper in full Highland dress playing away on the bagpipes. An interesting experience certainly!
On a personal level I have just celebrated my 5th wedding anniversary and have a daughter called Imogen born in Jan 2009. Other things about me - I love reading and I go to the gym 2/3 times a week (I'm one of the ones who looks like a sweating beetroot). I like running and I am doing my 5th half marathon this October in Windsor. I am also excellent at making dens, going to soft play centres and basically anything that involves amusing a 3 year old"