Catharine Read was the Head of the Yukon Public Service and Chair / Vice Chair of the Yukon Deputy Ministers Council. Prior to this appointment she was a consultant and Principal of her own firm. Ms. Read was the Chief Economist for the Government of the Cayman Islands and also held senior positions with the government of British Columbia. Active in her community, Catharine Read served in various board director roles including Katimavik Youth Services, Cayman Islands Stock Exchange Authority and Tourism British Columbia. Ms. Read has a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Honours Economics) from the University of Alberta and a Master of Arts (Economics) from Queen's University.