Rosemary Boot served as chief financial officer at Future Cities Catapult from 2015-16. Previously, she was group strategy adviser at Circle Housing Group, one of the largest UK housing associations. In 2013 and 2014 she was also the finance lead in the set up team for the government owned Low Carbon Contracts Company and Electricity Settlements Company. From 2001 to 2011 she was group finance director of the Carbon Trust, the independent company set up in 2001 to work with business and the public sector to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy. Previously she worked for 16 years as an investment banker, primarily advising large listed UK companies on mergers and acquisitions. Rosemary is a non-executive director of Southern Water and a non-executive director of Impact Healthcare REIT plc. She is a former governor of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama, the higher education institution for the performing arts.