Cathy Sproule was my Treas. Sec. at HSOL (London Day) circa 1974-1976. Personable and as effective as she could be in an impossible position - the org was chronically broke due to uplines suction. Sorry to hear she got sucked into the GO/OSA vacuum as so many of my best staff did, including all my newly trained auditors. AAARGH!
Cathy was Judy Tampion's communicator back in the days of the GO, when the GO got nuked she joined the SO and morphed happily into OSA. She was CO OSA UK when I was there in 87. I heard that she got RPFed a while back not sure why. Might be worth asking around about that.
So bear in mind she has been hard core for over 30 years.
She is not going to cut you any slack, she is going to think that every delay she can put in your way is a victory, every time she can put you off is a win.
She will try to get you to back off, to be "polite" she will act hurt and she will try to convince you that by easing up on her it will make things go faster.
DO NOT FALL FOR IT.
Her job is to destroy you and win for Hubbard. make no mistake about it.
in other words she was a piece of shite they had a grudge against and wanted to punish her severely for that, which I'm sure happened.
Then in the RPF they break you down and build you up to become or more dedicated brainwashed member.
The people who put up with that shite really makes me wonder, but the ones I got to know at Saint Hill who had been on it were like well bevaved zombies, but I suppose that is the whole point of it isn't it