With a career spanning banking, private equity, life insurance and wealth management, Kathryn’s experience includes investment, legal, operations, commercial and risk management roles. She 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. Until recently, Kathryn served as CEO of IFG Group, managing the successful sale of the business to a private equity fund manager.

Kathryn now maintains a portfolio of non-executive roles, including Non-Executive Director and Risk Committee Chair for FTSE 100-listed Intermediate Capital Group plc, and Non-Executive Director of James Hay Partnership.

As well as sitting on the Aztec Group board, Kathryn will take active roles on the Group’s risk and audit committees. Her appointment comes as the Aztec Group continues to grow its client base across Europe. The Group now administers over €370 billion of assets for more than 240 clients, with more than 950 people in five strategic jurisdictions.

Commenting on her new appointment, Kathryn Purves said:

“I’m delighted to be joining the Aztec Group board. The Group has an excellent reputation as an independent, owner-managed business that has forged a market-leading position, with highly engaged teams providing truly tailored services to many of the key fund managers in Europe and beyond. It’s a dynamic and exciting business that I’m looking forward to being a part of.”

Edward Moore, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Aztec Group, added:

“I’d like to welcome Kathryn to serve on our board. The depth and diversity of her knowledge will be a real asset to the Group as we continue to grow our client base, build on our industry-leading credentials and enter into new markets. I look forward to working closely with Kathryn as we continue to develop and deliver our exciting plans for the future.”