Board of Directors

CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd. is overseen by an independent Board of Directors. By engaging with and listening to shareholders, the Board of Directors ensures that the Company continues to offer a distinctive investment proposition that is relevant to investors’ needs.

CATCo Board of Directors
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James Keyes
Non-executive Chairman

James Keyes has been a Managing Director of Renaissance Capital since 1 October 2008, and established the Bermuda office for Renaissance Capital in 2008. James was previously a partner of Appleby, an offshore law firm, for 11 years. He joined Appleby in 1993 and was team leader of the Funds and Investment Services Team. Prior to Appleby, he was employed in the corporate department of the law firm Freshfields, and worked in their London, New York and Hong Kong offices. James was admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales in 1991 and to the Bermuda Bar in 1993. He became a Notary Public in 1998. He acts as a Director on a number of investment funds and private companies, including the Brummer Group and investment funds managed by Polar Capital Investments. He joined the Board of Directors of CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd. on 7 December 2010.

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Alastair Barbour
Non-executive Director

Alastair Barbour is a Chartered Accountant with 28 years’ experience spent auditing and advising Boards of Directors and executive management of public companies and groups in the UK and internationally. Previously, he was a partner of KPMG having been with that organisation in Bermuda between 1985 and 1991 and then in the UK until his retirement in 2011. He has worked principally in the financial services industry and has extensive experience in advising on accounting, financial reporting and corporate governance matters. He is also a Director of RSA Insurance Group plc, Liontrust Asset Management Company plc, Standard Life Private Equity Investment Trust plc, The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited and Phoenix Group Holdings. He joined the Board of Directors of CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd. on 7 December 2010.

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Margaret Gadow
Non-executive Director

Margaret Gadow has over 28 years’ experience in equities investment management. She followed Japanese equities at Credit Suisse (Geneva) for two years before moving on to managing Asian emerging equities for thirteen years, working at Robert Fleming and then Gartmore. Upon leaving fund management in 2003, Margaret served as non-executive director for an offshore China fund for four years and also ran her own investment management consultancy. Most recently, she served as Product Manager (UK Equities) at Schroders in London for five years. She holds a degree in political science and international relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She joined the Board of CATCo Reinsurance Opportunities Fund Ltd. on 31 May 2012.