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Cate Ambrose is CEO and Board Member of the Global Private Capital Association, an independent, non-profit membership organization. Members include 300+ fund managers, institutional investors, family offices, sovereign wealth funds, development finance institutions, and industry advisors who manage more than US$2t in assets across 130 countries.

Cate is a Steering Committee Member of the United Nations Institutional Investor Partnership for Sustainable Development (IIPSD) and on the Advisory Board of the Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America (LAVCA). She is also a Board Member for Girls Write Now, a non-profit that mentors underserved young women in New York City.

Prior to joining GPCA (formerly EMPEA), Cate was President and Executive Director of LAVCA. Cate was also previously the Chief of Advocacy for the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor, a United Nations initiative where she spearheaded the commission’s work on business regulation and property rights in Africa, MENA, Asia, and Latin America. Until 2005, Cate was Executive Director of Programs for The Economist Group.

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  • We are thrilled that Drew has become our new Board Chair. He is a pioneer investor across many of the regions we represent and a founding member of the organization. Given his exceptional experience and expertise, Drew is ideally positioned to help advance our mission to ensure the association and its leadership accurately represent the expanding opportunity set in global private capital markets.