Catherine Lewis La Torre
CEO, British Business Bank Investments
British Business Bank Investments is the commercial arm of the British Business Bank, the UK’s development bank established in 2014 with a mission to unlock finance for small and medium-sized businesses. Catherine joined the Bank’s investment arm in 2016 from Cardano Risk Management where she was Head of Private Equity responsible for managing a global portfolio of private capital investments. Prior to this Catherine spent 25 years in Continental Europe working at Partner level with a number of independent private equity management firms all focused on investing in European lower and mid-market companies. She began her private equity career as an Investment Manager with Cinven. Catherine holds a B.Sc. (Econ.) from the London School of Economics where she graduated with First Class Honours.