Cathy Goddard - Speakers - AfricArena
CEO at Firebird Fund Managers

She is CEO of Firebird Fund Managers, a distressed asset fund and gender lens investor. Cathy has been a board member of SAVCA since September 2016 where she serves on the SAVCA Asset Class Promotion sub-committee.  She is a board and IC member of various investment structures, including Spear Capital, a Scandinavian-backed fund which provides growth capital to SME on the African continent.


Cathy has over 20 years of experience in investment banking, corporate finance and private equity where has been involved in the full range of deal making activities from origination to exit. Cathy has worked for blue-chip corporates such as Investec, EY and Deloitte as well as smaller boutique firms such as Bridge Capital.


Cathy is KI for FSB registration purposes for Firebird, Spear and impact funders, Edge Growth. She was voted 5th in the 10 Power Women Shaping Africa’s Private Equity Market by in 2015. She is passionate about the development of women in the Private Equity and SME space.

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