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Co-founder of Women's Equality Party, author and journalist

Notable work
Born To Be king: Prince Charles On Planet Windsor

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Sandi Toksvig, Andy Gill, Lise Mayer, Angus Deayton


British (naturalised)

Lise Mayer, Cassie Mayer

Political party
Women's Equality Party

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Catherine Mayer is an American-born British author and journalist, and the co-founder of the Women's Equality Party (WE) in the UK.


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Early life

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Mayer was born in the US and later became naturalised as British. Mayer moved to Britain as a child when her father, theatre historian David Mayer, came to research a book and later secured tenure at Manchester University teaching Ben Elton and the late Rik Mayall. Her mother, Anne, is prominent within theatre PR.

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She attended Manchester High School for Girls. One of her sisters is The Young Ones co-writer (with Mayall) Lise Mayer, another is the theatre agent Cassie Mayer.


Mayer was president of the Foreign Press Association in London from June 2003 until June 2005.

She worked at Time from 2004 to April 2015, serving as Time's Editor at Large, Europe Editor, London Bureau Chief and Senior Editor. Mayer began legal action against Time in July 2017 on the grounds of age and gender discrimination.

In 2011 Mayer wrote Amortality: The Pleasures and Perils of Living Agelessly about the pros and cons of people living longer.

Her 2015 biography of Prince Charles, published in two editions in English, Charles: The Heart of a King (WH Allen/Penguin Random House) and Born to Be King (Henry Holt/Macmillan), generated worldwide headlines with its claims of dysfunction in the royal courts. Clarence House, which had facilitated access to the Prince, distanced itself from the book. Mayer stood by the content. The book is a Sunday Times top 10 bestseller.

Mayer's non-fiction, Attack of the 50ft. Women, was published in 2017. The book covers the benefits of gender equality and how it's being promoted in various countries.

She has worked as a foreign correspondent at the German news weekly Focus and started her career at The Economist.

Women's Equality Party

Mayer co-founded the Women's Equality Party with Sandi Toksvig in March 2015. The party's policy commitments were launched by the party's leader, Sophie Walker, at Conway Hall on 20 October 2015.

Personal life

Mayer is married to Andy Gill of Gang of Four.


  • Mayer, Catherine (2011). Amortality: the pleasures and perils of living agelessly. London: Vermilion. ISBN 9780091939366. 
  • Mayer, Catherine (2015). Charles: the heart of a king. London: WH Allen/Penguin Random House in the UK. ISBN 9780753555934. 
  • Mayer, Catherine (2015). Born to be king: Prince Charles on planet Windsor. New York: Henry Holt and Company. ISBN 9781627794381. 
  • Mayer, Catherine (2017). Attack of the 50 Ft. Women: How Gender Equality Can Save The World. London: HQ. [[International Standard Book Number|ISBN 978 0008219802]]
  • Articles
  • Mayer, Catherine (25 April 2011). "Amortality: Why acting your age is a thing of the past". Time. Time Inc. 
  • Mayer, Catherine (1 May 2011). "Live long. Stay healthy. Join the immortals". The Observer. Guardian Media Group. 
  • References

    Catherine Mayer Wikipedia

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