Sir Henry Frederick Ross Catherwood (30 January 1925 – 30 November 2014) was a British politician and writer.
He was former Director General of the National Economic Development Council, Chief industrial Adviser at the Department of Economic Affairs (1964-66) President of the Evangelical Alliance and President of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) He was knighted in 1971. From 1972 -76 he was Chairman of the Institute of Management and Chairman of the British Overseas Trade Board (1975-79).
He was elected as a Conservative member of the European Parliament for Cambridgeshire and related areas from 1979 until his retirement in 1994. He was Vice President of the European Parliament 1989-1992.
He married Elizabeth, the daughter of Christian pastor and author Martyn Lloyd-Jones with whom he had two sons and a daughter. Their son Christopher Catherwood is an author. Their daughter, Bethan Marshall is a university lecturer and youngest son, Jonathan is Director of the Martyn Lloyd Jones Trust. An outstanding public servant Catherwood was committed to economic co-operation within the European community. He died in Cambridge, England on 30 November 2014 at the age of 89.  
Sir Fred authored many books and hundreds of articles in a range of journals. He described the requirements of responsible management and good industrial relations. His books include:
- The Christian in Industrial Society, 1964, rev. edn 1980 (On the Job, USA, 1983);
- Britain with the Brakes Off, 1966;
- The Christian Citizen, 1969;
- A Better Way, 1976;
- First Things First, 1979;
- God’s Time God’s Money, 1987;
- Pro Europe?, 1991;
- David: Poet, Warrior, King, 1993;
- At the Cutting Edge (memoirs), 1995;
- Jobs & Justice, Homes & Hope, 1997;
- It Can be Done, 2000;
- The Creation of Wealth: Recovering a Christian Understanding of Money, Work, and Ethics, 2002
Obituaries and tributes
- The Guardian obituary written by Stephen Bates.
- The Times obituary
- Fulcrum tribute, written by Elaine Storkey
- IFESworld tribute, written by Penny Vinden.
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