Marijke is the Lead Speech and Language Therapist and Founder of CATTS, an award-winning independent practice. She qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist and Audiologist in 1997 at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Marijke moved to Ireland in 2001 and worked as a Speech and Language Therapist in voluntary services, public services and independent practice. She previously served as chairperson of the Independent Speech-Language Therapists of Ireland (ISTI). Marijke returned to IASLT Council in June 2019 after previously serving on the IASLT Council from 2011 to 2013. She was a member of the IASLT working group to develop a document on professional supervision for SLT's. Marijke is passionate about supporting SLT's in the challenges of independent practice and in providing therapy services to clients.