IIGCC's team work closely with members in shaping priorities, delivering activity across work programmes and representing the sector on climate related issues.
Stephanie has led the IIGCC since 2005 and has overseen its expansion into a pan-European investor group during that time. She continues to chair the Policy Programme and sits on the Steering Committee of the Climate Action 100+ initiative.
Prior to her role at IIGCC, Stephanie worked in investment banking for over 7 years, including as senior economist at Morgan Grenfell and a VP at Deutsche Bank in London. She holds an MSc with distinction in Environmental Studies and a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University and an MA in Economics from Exeter University.
Rest of team
Senior Corporate Governance Specialist
Adam leads on the Net Zero Stewardship Workstream, assisting members with development of stewardship strategies and proxy voting policies as well as engagement escalation strategy for Climate Action 100+.
Adam has more than 15 years’ experience in the corporate governance and proxy solicitation industry and has a strong background in shareholder engagement, proxy solicitation and mainstream investor activist campaigns. He has previously worked for proxy advisers and solicitation firms such as: Boudicca Proxy Consultants (part of the Registrars arm of FTSE250 company Equiniti plc) as Head of Corporate Governance; Minerva/Manifest Voting Services as Lead of the Socially Responsible Investment team; and Pensions & Investment Research Consultants (PIRC), in team leading capacities.
He also established risk research consultancy teams at the SERM Rating Agency, worked with the ECGS providing UK policy input whilst at PIRC. Adam was involved in ESG consultancy work for large FTSE350 and EuroTop companies and authored the Business Risk Handbook: A Sustainable Approach to capture this consultancy knowledge. Adam read Economic Geography at the London School of Economics and has post-graduate qualifications in Management, Marketing, and most recently a distinction in a Master of Research in Corporate Governance.
Ben supports the IIGCC on key communications. Ben joins the team with over 5 years of experience across membership and government communications.
He previously worked at the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs as a Strategic Communications Manager, and before that as a Marketing & Communications Executive at a membership organisation representing marine professionals.
Ben’s background means he brings a wealth of science and environmental communications experience to IIGCC.
Ben holds a BSC in Marine Geography from Cardiff University.
Head of Operations and Development
Charlotte coordinates IIGCC’s fundraising work and collaborates with programme staff, both internally and at our partner organisations, to develop funder proposals, build relationships and report on IIGCC’s impact. She also leads IIGCC’s HR, governance and compliance functions.
Charlotte joined IIGCC in 2017 after nine years in project and event management roles for the Institute of Cancer Research, The Law Society of England and Wales, The Economist, Reed Business Information and Euromoney PLC and has worked across multiple industries (including Law, Social Work, Chemicals and Energy, Aviation and Finance). Charlotte holds a BA in Mathematics and Philosophy from King’s College London.
Daisy leads IIGCC’s Investor Practices programme which supports members to better integrate climate risks and opportunities into their investment processes and decision-making, including taking forward the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures.
Daisy joined IIGCC in 2019 from the Inter-American Development Bank where she was an advisor on sustainable infrastructure investment. She previously worked for the UK government in various programme management and policy roles, including leading on finance strategy and investor relations at Infrastructure UK, and heading international climate finance negotiations at the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Daisy holds an MA in Politics from the University of Edinburgh and an MSc with distinction in Environment and Development from the LSE.
Investor Practices Programme Manager
Danielle supports IIGCC's Investor Practices programme. She joined IIGCC in June 2020 having previously worked in corporate sustainability consulting with companies across the built environment and retail sectors on sustainability strategy development and implementation of the TCFD recommendations.
Having completed an MSc in Environmental Technology at Imperial College London in 2018, Danielle also spent time supporting the UNFCCC during international climate negotiations in Bonn.
Emelia leads IIGCC’s Policy programme which helps shape sustainable finance and climate policy, and influences policymakers in national capitals, Brussels and globally. Emelia also leads the policy work of The Investor Agenda.
Emelia joined IIGCC in 2020, with over 20 years’ experience in environmental sustainability and climate change. She led the International Climate Change Policy team at Ricardo, overseeing the development of nearly 20 countries’ Paris Agreement pledges and the Climate Finance Accelerator, a programme focussed on scaling up private investment into climate projects. Emelia holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
Jayne is responsible for building and executing the IIGCC’s membership development and engagement strategy. She joined IIGCC in 2020 having previously worked as a Relationship Manager at BlackRock. In this role, she was responsible for building and maintaining relationships with institutional clients, focusing on defined benefit pension schemes in the UK.
Jayne studied at the University of Edinburgh and holds a first-class MA degree in International Business with French.
Sector decarbonisation specialist
Jose supports IIGCC’s Corporate programme through coordinating research and analysis on strategic technologies and actions to accelerate the net-zero transition in key sectors. Jose mainly covers the oil & gas, utilities, mining, transport, and chemicals sectors. As part of his role, he also supports the global implementation working group of the Climate Action 100+.
Jose joined IIGCC in 2020 having previously worked in electromobility consulting at Roskill and sustainable venture capital investments at Satif Group in London. Jose studied at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and holds a BA in Business Administration and a LL.B in Laws. Jose is native in Spanish and speaks conversational French.
Sustainable Finance Manager
Leo leads on sustainable finance, supporting the development of IIGCC’s positions on sustainable finance policy and helping members to implement regulatory requirements. He joined IIGCC in 2021 having previously worked in PwC’s Financial Services Regulatory Insights team, where he helped to develop the UK practice’s ESG regulatory proposition for asset and wealth managers.
Prior to this, Leo worked as a consultant in KPMG’s financial risk management practice, and gained trade body experience within the Investment Association’s corporate governance team. He graduated from the University of Oxford with a first-class BA in Modern History.
Lewis supports the management of IIGCC’s corporate and investment practices programmes. He graduated with a physics degree from the University of Sheffield in 2016, and then went on to work at the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) in Paris.
He undertook his master’s degree in 2017 in environmental technology at Imperial College London, where he specialised in energy policy and worked on his dissertation in collaboration with the UK Government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Lucia Graham Wood
Corporate Programme Manager
Lucia supports the management of IIGCC's Corporate Programme, focussing on work related to the oil and gas, mining and metals and construction materials sectors.
She joins from Critical Resource, a stakeholder engagement and sustainability consultancy covering the extractives sectors, where she coordinated and worked on energy sector issues.
Lucia holds an MPhil in International Development from the University of Cambridge and a first class BA in International Politics from Kings College, London.
Operations and Finance Manager
Nathalie covers IIGCC’s business operations and provides support on daily administration across the organisation. She joined IIGCC in 2019 having previously worked at EDF Trading Limited for over 18 years in various administrative and operational roles.
Nathalie studied at Belle Beille University in France and holds a Bachelor Degree in Foreign Language and Civilisation.
Oliver coordinates IIGCC’s corporate engagement programme which includes our work on shareholder resolutions and research on companies and climate risk. As part of his role, he also co-chairs the global implementation working group of the Climate Action 100+.
Oliver joined IIGCC in 2016 having previously worked in consultancy with DNV, AECOM and JLL where his work included green bond assessment and sustainability strategy. Oliver studied at the University of St Andrews and University of Surrey and holds an MA in Geography and an MSc with distinction in Environmental Strategy.
Rachel Ward (on maternity leave)
Rachel supports IIGCC's membership by building consensus and identifying key topics on which to engage and influence policy makers in national capitals, Brussels and globally. Rachel also leads the policy work of The Investor Agenda.
Rachel joined IIGCC in 2017 having previously worked for the UK Civil Service for over ten years on EU and international climate change, energy and transport policy, including four years in Brussels with the European Commission and the UK Diplomatic Service, and as part of the UK delegation to COP21 in Paris. Rachel holds a BSc in International Management with French from the University of Bath, and an MA with distinction in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe in Natolin, Poland.
Policy Programme Manager
Rose supports the management of IIGCC's policy programme activity. She joined IIGCC in 2019 from Ernst & Young's Government team where her focus was on UK and EU financial services policy and regulation, in addition to public affairs engagement.
Prior to this she worked as a paralegal in the Financial Services Disputes and Investigations team at Eversheds Sutherland.
Rose has a Master's in European Law from the University of Amsterdam, where she studied International Environmental Law. She graduated from Durham University in 2015 with a 2:1 in Law.
Director of Communications
Sarah is IIGCC’s Director of Communications. She joined IIGCC in 2020 and has 15 years of communications experience. Most recently, Sarah was Communications Director for Legal & General’s Insurance business and, prior to this, led communications for LGIM Real Assets and Legal & General Capital.
Before joining Legal & General, Sarah worked as a communications consultant focused on dedicated contracts with retail and institutional investors, including ETF Securities, Octopus Investments and Nutmeg. Sarah has a breadth of both in-house and agency experience, including with WPP firm, Burson-Marsteller (now Burson Cohn & Wolfe) and specialises in communications and campaign strategy, leadership profiling and crisis communications.
Sarah holds a degree in English Literature from Durham University.
Head of Communications
Tom leads IIGCC's communications activity. Profiling IIGCC’s work on key issues and topics, he also plays a leading role in delivering communications activity for global collaborative initiatives the organisation is part of. Tom joined IIGCC in 2018 from the sustainability team at Brunswick, a leading global corporate advisory firm.
He draws on 14 years’ experience gained in corporate, sustainability and climate change communications, strategy and campaigns work. Past roles include time with the European Climate Foundation, Burson Cohn & Wolfe, APCO and Greenpeace. Tom holds a BA in Sociology with Anthropology from the University of Hull.