Catherine Lund

Managing Director & Founder

Catherine Lund

Catherine Lund is the Founder and Managing Director of OnQ Research. She is by training a registered neonatal nurse who entered the clinical research arena as a research nurse, followed by her formal clinical research training at Quintiles. She left Quintiles to pursue a career in contracting.

Through collaborations, she then established OnQ Research, initially as a consultancy, which evolved into a full service South African based CRO in 1999. Catherine Lund has served on the SACRA (South African Clinical Research Association) Exco for a period of three years. She was the Vice Chair for the South African Chapter of ACRP (Annual Review of Competency Progression) in 2003.


Catherine Lund is registered nurse with a Diploma in General, Midwifery, Community Health & Psychiatry , a Certificate in Neonatal Intensive Care and a BA. Diplomacy and political studies from B.G. Alexander Nursing College and UNISA respectively.


  • Vision and Strategy

    Responsible for the next steps of OnQ Research in collaboration with strong management team and board.

  • Capacity Building

    Ensuring that the intrinsic core values of OnQ Research are uphold which include empowering resource.

  • Client Experience

    OnQ Research views our client relationships as a partnership, and to this end, strives to ensure the highest level of excellence and quality is experienced by our clients.