Catherine Petitgas is a collector, patron and art historian. She collects Modern and Contemporary art, mostly from Latin America and holds a Masters in the History of Modern Art from the Courtauld Institute, London. Catherine is a trustee of the Whitechapel Gallery, and chairs the boards of Gasworks/Triangle Network and the Franco-British initiative Fluxus Art Projects. She has been a member of the Tate Latin American Acquisitions Committee since 2004 and is Chair of the Tate International Council. She sits on the Board of the Société des Amis du Centre Pompidou in Paris. She was Executive Editor of Contemporary Art Brazil (2012), Contemporary Art Mexico (2014) and Contemporary Art Colombia (2016), all published by Thames & Hudson and TransGlobe.