Catherine May

Corporate Affairs Director


Catherine May has been with SABMiller plc since October 2012.  The company is one of the world’s leading brewers, producing much loved beers, many of which are iconic local products, in every continent.

Catherine’s professional career has been focused in the Corporate Affairs and Communications function.  She joined SABMiller from Centrica plc, where she served as Corporate Affairs Director from 2006 until December 2011, having previously been Group Director of Corporate Relations at the global information publishing business Reed Elsevier Group plc.

Alongside her executive role, Catherine is also a non-executive director of the English National Opera and a trustee of the UK National Funding Scheme and the Foundation for World Capitals of Culture, all of which operate as charities.

Catherine is married to an ex-journalist, Matthew Guarente, who runs the family’s popcorn business, Pop. They have two sons.