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Cathy O’Callaghan

Cathy O’Callaghan is vice president, controller, Ford Motor Company, effective June 1, 2018.

In her role as corporate controller, she reports to Bob Shanks, chief financial officer. 

Previously, O’Callaghan was chief financial officer, Ford South America, since 2015. In this role, she was responsible for all Ford Finance activities in Ford South America, including operations finance, profit analysis, treasury, tax, accounting and internal control.

O’Callaghan joined Ford in 1990 and brings a wealth of finance experience, having held several senior level positions globally.

Prior to her role in South America, O’Callaghan held a number of key leadership positions in Ford of Europe, including finance director for Product Development; controller of European Manufacturing Operations & Logistics; finance director of Ford of Britain; and finance director of Ford Switzerland.

O’Callaghan was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Automotive News Europe in 2012 and has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Reading. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Born in Port Talbot, South Wales in 1968, O’Callaghan is married with twin daughters.