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Katie Partridge

CEO

Saphira Group

London, UK

Katie Partridge
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Katie Partridge’s Biography

Katie Partridge is the CEO of Saphira Group, a private investment office headquartered in London with a presence in the US and the Middle East.

The group is responsible for the management of ultra-high net worth individuals' global assets. Saphira Real Estate is the real estate advisory arm of the business and Saphira Technology Partners focuses on private equity investments.

Katie is also the Founder and Chairwoman of Al Johara, a social enterprise organisation that fosters female leadership and cross-cultural understanding between the East and the West via tailored leadership, social entrepreneurship and mentorship programmes. The Four Pillars of the initiative also offer bespoke content on Education, Philanthropy, Entrepreneurship and Wellbeing through a digital platform and live events.

Her institutional investment career includes working at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Credit Suisse First Boston and Caledonia Investments plc. Prior to setting up Saphira, Katie was responsible for the real assets investment arm of WMG Advisors, a multi-family office. Before that, she served as a Managing Director at Hannam & Partners (previously Strand Partners), a privately owned merchant bank that specialises in corporate finance and M&A transactions.

Katie believes in making a difference at grassroots level and is a Founding Trustee of The Childhood Trust, a charity that supports the alleviation of childhood poverty and early development struggles of children in London. CHT raises millions of pounds in funds every year, and distributes grants supporting projects that assist in the practical, emotional and inspirational needs of over 250,000 disadvantaged children in the capital.

Katie graduated from Queen Mary University of London with a Bachelor of Science Honours in Economics and Politics.

Katie Partridge’s Background

Saphira Group
CEO
Oct 2016 - Present
London, UK
Saphira Group is a private investment family office mandated to strategically invest in the global assets of ultra-high net worth individuals, largely in real estate and private equity. The group also has interests in healthcare, agriculture, education, financial services, entertainment and related technology investments.
WMG Advisors LLP
Head of Real Assets
Mar 2015 - Oct 2016
London, UK
WMG Advisors LLP is a family office investment group. The private clients which they care for include ultra-high net worth individuals, institutions, endowment funds and family offices. While at WMG, Katie was responsible for the establishment of the real estate arm of the investment group.
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Board Positions

Al Johara
Founder and Chairwoman
Apr 2019 - Present
London, UK
Al Johara is an exclusive social enterprise membership network designed for Middle Eastern women and select international women. The organisation provides a platform for this generation's female leaders and the next generation's trailblazers to come together and engage with each other, share knowledge and experiences, and support each other.

Advisory Roles

Dr. Lami
Advisory Board Member
Beverly Hills, CA, USA
Dr. Lami provides wealth therapy services, including wealth coaching and workshops. Katie offers her expertise and experiences of working with ultra-high net worth individuals as a member of Dr. Lami’s advisory board.
Muhammad Ali Center
Advisory Board Member
2017 - 2018
Louisville, KY, USA
The Muhammad Ali Center is a non-profit museum. The cultural centre's mission is to preserve and share the ideals and legacy of Muhammad Ali. Guided by his six core principles, the centre promotes respect, hope and understanding, as well as inspiring adults and children everywhere to be the best possible versions of themselves.

Charitable Interests

The Childhood Trust
Founding Trustee
2012 - Present
London, UK
The Childhood Trust is a charity that provides grants and raises funds for children affected by poverty in London. The trust partners with grassroots charities, initiatives and projects that assist with alleviating the struggles some children face. The work of the trust also supports the development of education, well-being and development.

Katie Partridge’s Education

Queen Mary University of London
Bsc (Honors) in Economics and Politics

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