Catherine Hodgson is the co-founder and CEO of The Hodgson Group in South Africa which consists of two companies, Hodgsons Importers and Worldwide Housewares. Hodgson joined YPO in 2009 and served as Global Mentoring Chair, rolling out the YPO Mentoring program to chapters around the world. She believes passionately in lifelong learning and has been on a personal journey of lifelong learning in the mentoring and coaching fields. Married with two children, she lives in Cape Town, South Africa and spends five months of the year sailing in Europe. Catherine and her husband Nicholas are passionate about the environment and have begun working with retailers and groups on reducing plastic and non-biodegradable material to help save our oceans.