Katherine Corich


Founder and Chair at Sysdoc, Associate Fellow-University of Oxford


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Katherine is the founding director and Chairman of the Sysdoc group, a positive disruptor in the services industry, providing Change Management, Business Process Engineering, Training/e-learning and Knowledge Management (web, intranet and knowledge portals). With an impressive list of blue chip and public sector clients, the Sysdoc contribution to the major transformation programmes of its clients is highly regarded and Sysdoc is cited as an industry leader in business process-led transformation. In the words of John Kopij, founder of Hedra: “I met with the founder of the company Sysdoc, Katherine Corich. The work of her company in the field of process management and business architectures is by some margin, the most impressive Intellectual Property I have ever seen.”

Katherine is also the Founder of Tech Start-up NightSpiders, and has been appointed to the Small Medium Enterprise Panel, Efficiency and Reform Group (June 2011) and as Equality Champion, Equalities Office - Red Tape Challenge (July 2011), for the UK Cabinet Office. Moreover, Sysdoc is also one of 25 companies appointed to represent the 4.8 million SMEs in Britain to simplify public sector procurement to ensure SMEs can play a more visible role in UK innovation, growth and export-led recovery.

Prior to starting Sysdoc group, Katherine worked as an Instructor in a Technical College in France, in Computer Operations for IBM, and as an Information Architect for the International Stock Exchange of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Her passion and thought leadership in this field led her to found Sysdoc, at age 25.

Since then, her passion for people has seen Sysdoc grow to a global enterprise and become an award winning company, gaining recognition as;
•Winner of two Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
Master Entrepreneur of the Year, 2010
Shortlisted: final 3 Confederation of British Industry – Growing Business Award, 2011
•Finalist: UK Zealand New Zealander of the Year, 2011, 2013
Named in top 30 companies in UK A-Z List of Best Companies in Working for Families Awards

Additionally Katherine currently holds several positions for Charitable organisations, such as Board Member for Happy Children International (Brazil, Angola) and Advisory for Global Angels (Africa, India) and Be the Change (projects in the Philippines, Pacific Basin)

As a mother of four children, Katherine is acutely aware of the needs and challenges of raising healthy, happy children in a secure environment, while working in a fiercely competitive business world. Katherine holds a Degree of Master of Arts, Honours (MA) from the University of Canterbury (1983), where she specialised in Socio-Linguistics, Generative Grammar and French/English Phonology.

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