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Kathryn Purves,
Non-Executive Director

With extensive experience in private equity, banking, insurance and wealth management, Kathryn brings a wealth of knowledge to the Aztec Group board. Drawing on her expertise in risk management and business operations in both private and publicly listed companies, she plays an active role on the Group’s risk and audit committees.

Background and experience

Kathryn spent 12 years in global banking and investment management in the UK, South Africa and Australia, before joining Partnership Life Assurance Company Ltd where she spent her latter three years as Chief Risk Officer. Between 2018 and 2020, Kathryn served as CEO of IFG Group, managing the successful sale of the business to a private equity fund manager.

Kathryn assumed her first non-executive role in 2014 and continues to maintain a portfolio of roles in financial services and wealth management. This includes Non-Executive Director and Risk Committee Chair for FTSE 100-listed Intermediate Capital Group plc, and Non-Executive Director of James Hay Partnership. She was appointed to the Aztec Group board in June 2020.


Bachelor’s degree in Law and Business Studies from the University of Edinburgh.

Outside of the office

Away from the office, Kathryn and her husband are kept busy raising their three boys. Weekends are spent on the side of wet rugby pitches, while longer holidays are spent skiing or travelling further afield.

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