LDC-backed nursery care provider Kidsunlimited has appointed Catherine Houghton as commercial director.
She joins from LDC and has been a non-executive director at Kidsunlimited for the last year. LDC acquired the company from Isis Equity Partners in a deal worth £45m (€55.6m), in May 2007.
Prior to joining LDC in 2009 as an investment director, Houghton was a director of Bank of Scotland Integrated Finance. Previously she was a director of PwC’s private equity team until 2006.
In her new role, Houghton will be exploring the potential for the business's expansion into China.