Daisy Ford-Downes – Head of Group Investment Programmes

Daisy leads the Investment Team at Firstport Group, overseeing repayable funding from Step Up and the Catalyst Fund as well as investment readiness programmes.

Daisy’s career in finance and investment has included roles at Deloitte, the Scottish Enterprise Growth Investments and Foundation Scotland. She has a Masters degree in Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship, and is a Chartered Accountant and Responsible Finance Clore Fellow.

As an innovative finance enthusiast, Daisy is interested in how doing business differently can get more great ideas into the world, with a particular focus on risk capital for early-stage businesses.

Learn more about the Catalyst Fund here.