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British Patient Capital appoints CEO

Catherine Lewis La Torre has been appointed CEO of British Patient Capital, returning to the role she held from 2018 until 2020 before she was named as acting CEO of the British Business Bank in September of that year.

Lewis la Torre has also been appointed as Chair of British Business Investments, taking over from Francis Small who recently concluded his term in office. In addition, Lewis La Torre has taken on the role of Senior Responsible Officer for the Bank’s other equity schemes.

Following the recent announcement that Louis Taylor will be joining as the Bank’s new CEO in October, Lewis La Torre will continue as acting CEO to ensure an orderly transition, taking up her new roles in the autumn.

Judith Hartley, who was appointed acting CEO of British Patient Capital and British Business Investments in September 2020, will take up the permanent role of CEO, British Business Investments when her secondment ends in the autumn.

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