Catherine Lewis La Torre - CEO, British Patient Capital & British Business Investments

Catherine joined British Business Investments as CEO in September 2016, and was appointed CEO of British Patient Capital in October 2018.

Catherine was previously Head of Private Equity at Cardano Risk Management where she was responsible for managing a global portfolio of private capital investments with in excess of £1 billion of committed capital. Prior to this she was a Partner with secondaries specialist, Fondinvest Capital, in Paris having earlier been one of the Founding Partners of Nordic fund-of-funds manager, Proventure Private Equity. Catherine began her career as an Analyst with Venture Economics, now part of Thomson Reuters, before joining Cinven as an Investment Manager. Catherine has been an active investor in small and medium sized businesses and venture and growth capital funds for over 20 years.