Catherine Mayer Bio, Wiki
Catherine Mayer is an American-born British author and journalist who is best known for being the wife of the late Gang of Four guitarist, Andy Gill. Mayer is the co-founder and President of the Women’s Equality Party (WE) in the UK.
Catherine Mayer Education
Mayer studied at Manchester High School for Girls and then studied English Literature and European Studies at the University of Sussex (1978–82).
Catherine Mayer Career
Mayer began her career at The Economist and has worked as a foreign correspondent at the German newsweekly Focus.
From June 2003 until June 2005, she was president of the Foreign Press Association in London. From 2004 to April 2015, Mayer worked at Time serving as Time’s Editor at Large, Europe Editor, London Bureau Chief, and Senior Editor.
She started legal action against Time in July 2017 on the grounds of age and gender discrimination. This encouraged other journalists to seek legal advice and ended with an “amicable resolution” in 2018.
In 2011, she wrote Amortality: The Pleasures and Perils of Living Agelessly about the pros and cons of people living longer. Mayer’s 2015 biography of Prince Charles, published as, Charles: The Heart of a King, published in the US as Born to Be King, created worldwide headlines with its claims of dysfunction in the royal courts. The book was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller.
In 2017, she published her non-fiction book, Attack of the 50ft. Women. It covers the benefits of gender equality and how it is being promoted in various countries and has been described as “a compelling feminist call to arms”.
In 2019, Mayer co-founded the Primadonna Festival, a festival of ideas, writing, music and comedy at Laffitt’s Hall in Pettaugh, Suffolk, aiming to give prominence to women and to new voices.
Catherine Mayer Age
Catherine was born in 1960/1961 in the United States. Her husband, Andy Gill, was born on January 1, 1956, in Manchester, England, United Kingdom. At the time of his death on 1 February 2020, he was 64 years old.
Catherine Mayer Family
Mayer is the daughter of David Mayer, a theatre historian and Anne a prominent within theatre PR. She was born in the US and moved to Britain as a child when her father came to research a book and later secured tenure at Manchester University teaching Ben Elton and Rik Mayall.
Her sister, Lise Mayer, is The Young Ones co-writer (with Mayall). Her other sister, Cassie Mayer, is a theatre agent.
Catherine Mayer Husband
Catherine was married to Andy Gill of Gang of Four till the time of his death on February 1, 2020. He was the lead guitarist for the British rock band Gang of Four, which he had co-founded in 1976.
He was also known for his jagged style of guitar on albums such as Entertainment! (1979) and Solid Gold (1981) and hit singles such as “At Home He’s a Tourist,” “Damaged Goods,” “What We All Want” “Anthrax,” and “I Love a Man in a Uniform”.
Catherine Mayer Net Worth
Mayer’s net worth is currently under review and will be updated as soon as possible. Her husband, Gill had an estimated net worth of $62 Million at the time of his death.
Catherine Mayer Books
- Amortality: the pleasures and perils of living agelessly. London: Vermilion.
- Charles: the Heart of a King. London: WH Allen/Penguin Random House in the UK.
- Born to be King: Prince Charles on planet Windsor. New York: Henry Holt and Company.
- Attack of the 50 Ft. Women: How Gender Equality Can Save The World.
Catherine Mayer Husband’s Death | Andy Gill Dead
Mayer’s husband, Andy Gill, died on February 1, 2020. His death was announced by Gang of Four in a statement, saying: “Our great friend and supreme leader has died today”.
He had developed a “respiratory illness,” after finishing an Asian tour with Gang Of Four last year, they said.
Andy Gill. pic.twitter.com/DHNCz5lAe6
— GANG OF FOUR (@gangof4official) February 1, 2020
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