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Catherine Powell

Global Head of Hosting


Catherine Powell leads our global integrated hosting team, which includes Airbnb Homes and Experiences, and delivers best in class, quality hosting. Catherine’s responsibilities include overseeing the host insights and research team, as well as developing new products and features for Airbnb’s host community.

Prior to Airbnb, Catherine was at Disney for more than 15 years, where she most recently served as President of Disney Parks Western Region in the United States and Disneyland Paris in France. Before that, Catherine served as Présidente for the Euro Disney Group, operator of Europe’s leading tourist destination, Disneyland Paris. Prior to joining Disney, Catherine worked for BBC Worldwide for seven years.

Catherine is a graduate of Oxford University where she studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and lives in Los Angeles with her family.

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