We’re delighted to announce that the Aztec Group has appointed Katie Thorpe as Chief Financial Officer.
In her new role, Katie will lead the Finance, Compliance, Legal and Risk teams, using her experience to help Aztec enhance its client experience as it continues to grow. Based in the UK, Katie will sit on the Aztec Group Executive Committee and Group Board, with a Group-wide remit across all operational jurisdictions.
Katie forged the first eight years of her career with PwC. From there she spent seven years at J Rothschild Capital Management, the investment manager of the listed investment trust RIT Capital Partners plc, where she held senior roles in both finance and operations.
Katie joins the Group from leading British-based investment trust, the Law Debenture Corporation plc, where she was an Executive Director and CFO. During her time at Law Debenture, she helped to drive growth in their global professional services business, as well as modernising and upgrading the finance, control and investor relations functions.
Her background across alternative investments, fund management and professional services leaves her well placed to add significant value to both our clients and our internal team. Add to that her broad business background including internal controls, operational oversight, investor relations and strategic projects, it makes her an outstanding hire for the Group.
Commenting on her appointment, Katie said:
“Aztec Group offer a unique proposition with unparalleled opportunities for growth. The market for fund and corporate services, especially in alternative asset classes is substantial and only set to increase year on year. The Group is on an exciting journey and I’m really pleased to join them at this pivotal moment. We have a world-beating opportunity to further enhance our market-leading service offering for our clients.”
Edward Moore, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Aztec Group, added:
“Katie is a rare find, a consummate professional and a real asset to the Group. I’m delighted to welcome her. She brings broad experience in alternative investments, fund management and professional services. Katie’s deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities our clients face will help us as we continually strive for exceptional client outcomes. Her unique background will be of great value as we continue to develop our international growth plans and further enhance our client-centric mindset and operating model. I am excited to work closely with her as we continue to build our business.”