Cate Ambrose is CEO and Board Member of GPCA. Since joining as CEO of EMPEA in October 2019, she has led the rebranding and reorganization of EMPEA to GPCA.

Cate is a Steering Committee Member of the United Nations Institutional Investor Partnership for Sustainable Development (IIPSD) and holds board seats at the Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America (LAVCA) and Girls Write Now, a non-profit that mentors underserved young women in New York City. 

Prior to joining GPCA, Cate was President and Executive Director of LAVCA. Cate was also previously the Chief of Advocacy for the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor, a United Nations initiative where she spearheaded the commission’s work on business regulation and property rights in Africa, MENA, Asia, and Latin America. Until 2005, Cate was Executive Director of Programs for The Economist Group.

Cate speaks and writes regularly on a range of topics related to public policy and private investment in global markets. She is a commentator on Bloomberg, Fox Business and CNN En Español and a guest lecturer at The Wharton School. Cate holds an MPA in International Economic Policy from Columbia University and received her BA from St. Lawrence University and the University of Madrid.