Kathryn Purves

Kathryn was appointed to the Board as a Non‐Executive Director in 2014 and as Interim Senior Independent Director in March 2022.

Kathryn role:

  • Responsible for providing independent oversight of, and challenge to, the Company’s executive management
  • In addition, as Interim Senior Independent Director, acts as a sounding board for the Chair and, where necessary, acts as an intermediary for shareholders or other Directors if they feel issues raised have not been appropriately dealt with by the Chair

Kathryn Purves was previously the Chief Executive of IFG Group plc, a wealth management and financial advisory group, leaving this role in 2020 following the sale and de‐listing of IFG. Prior to this, her most recent executive role was as the Chief Risk Officer of Partnership Assurance Group plc.

Kathryn brings relevant expertise to the Board from her role as a non‐executive of a number of financial services companies, including as Chair of Saunderson House and Redington. Kathryn’s executive experience, particularly in risk management, has proved a valuable resource to the Board and she enhances oversight in a key area for the Group. She also brings valuable investment experience to the Board. Before joining Partnership in 2008, she worked within the private equity industry for 10 years, most recently at Phoenix Equity Partners.

ICG Committee memberships

Other directorships

  • James Hay Partnership
  • Aztec Group
  • Redington