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Catherine Lewis La Torre

Chief Executive Officer at British Business Investments


British Business 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.