Daisy Ford-Downes: Head of Group Investment Programmes

As Head of Group Investment Programmes, Daisy oversees repayable investment programmes across the Firstport Group, which includes delivering the Catalyst Fund, Firstport’s innovative social investment fund.

Daisy’s career in finance and investment has included roles at Deloitte, the Scottish Investment Bank 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.

To learn more about what Daisy is working on check out the Catalyst Fund information page and read about the Catalyst Fund’s first investment.