Kate Leaman: Chief Financial Officer
Kate has over 20 years of experience in the finance industry in both the UK and the Middle East, spanning private investment, sovereign wealth, investment banking, and Big 4 practice, as well as most recently assisting in the launch and rapid expansion of a broadcast media start-up. Kate has returned to the Legatum Group having previously joined in 2009 where she worked with the Legatum Foundation and the Legatum Institute amongst other initiatives.
Kate started her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, working with the insurance sector in business recovery and later, on consulting projects. Having been inspired to pursue a career in the finance sector, she moved into investment banking and later to sovereign wealth and private investment. This took her out to the Middle East, where she spent a decade building her experience and an invaluable insight into international business.
Following a period working for the forensic investigations team at Deloitte in London, Kate took on a new challenge in taking the lead finance role for broadcast media start-up, GB News, taking them from launch through a period of two and a half years of rapid growth and investment.
Kate has a keen interest in politics, history, and international relations.
She is an FCCA chartered accountant and has a BSc (Hons) in Management and Systems Science from the Bayes Business School in London.