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Catherine Simpson

Director of Operations, Scottish Equity Partners

A founding member of Scottish Equity Partners and a Prince's Trust mentor

Catherine is a founding member of Scottish Equity Partners (SEP), one of the UK’s leading venture capital and growth equity firms where she is responsible for a broad range of operational functions including marketing and public relations, property management and SEP’s CSR initiatives.


After studying at Aberdeen University, Catherine started her career as a corporate lawyer with Maclay Murray & Spens and then moved into investment with Bank of Scotland before joining the direct investment arm of Scottish Enterprise and establishing SEP with colleagues.


Catherine lives in Stirling with her husband and teenage children. She was previously a panel member and Deputy Chair of the Stirling Children’s Panel and a mentor for the Prince's Trust. Spare time is generally spent beside a pitch, up a hill or on a bike.