Power of Women

Catherine Mackay

President / Chief Operating Officer

Amplify Education

Catherine Mackay serves as President and Chief Operating Officer at Amplify. A pioneer in K–12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Amplify’s core curriculum and supplemental programs in ELA, math and science engage all students in rigorous learning and inspire them to think deeply, creatively, and for themselves. Our formative assessment products help teachers identify the targeted instruction students need to build a strong foundation in early reading and math. Mackay oversees a number of functions across the business including: product development, technology, marketing and communications, customer experience, international, impact, strategy and finance. Today, Amplify serves more than 15 million students in all 50 states, and has grown 40% annualized over the last 5 years.  Prior to joining Amplify, Mackay held a number of senior management positions at Bertelsmann and Pearson. Mackay earned a politics, philosophy and economics degree from Oxford University and an MBA from INSEAD. She resides in Brooklyn with her family.