Kathy has a law degree from Edinburgh University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, where she did her CA training at Thomson McLintock – a forerunner of KPMG. She subsequently completed a part-time MBA at Strathclyde University. Kathy has 30 years’ experience in young company investment, working as Investment Director with Lothian Enterprise and the West Lothian Council/Bank of Scotland joint venture fund West Lothian Venture Fund. She has worked with Braveheart Investments and Scottish Enterprise, where she did an early evaluation of how to promote the Scottish Seed Fund, and since 2008 has been Investment Manager for TRICAPITAL.
Kathy has been a member of the BVCA regional committee, a member of the European Seed Fund Network, on the committee of the Business Forum and Connect on the board and subsequently the Advisory Committee of Scottish Enterprise Borders and South, and is currently involved with a number of local investment networks.