Cathy is a member of the SPEAR Investment Committee. She is passionate about the impact that private equity can make on African SMEs (and keeps gender impact top of mind also). Cathy is a frequent speaker on Women in Private Equity and is a member of various African women investment networks. Cathy’s own firm FyreFem Fund Managers is a result of her drive to bring women into ownership of SMEs. Cathy is a board member of the Southern African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (“SAVCA”) since September 2016 and the Turnaround Management Association (“TMA”) since August 2020. Cathy is also a registered senior business rescue practitioner and has experience in working with distressed assets and turnarounds.