All board members are from organisations that are part of IIGCC.
Faith Ward (Chair)
Brunel Pension Partnership
Faith’s career has been dedicated to integrating and reporting on environmental, social and governance risks in finance and investment. Faith’s roles include Co-chair of the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI), Chair of the Reporting and Assessment Advisory Committee for the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI), Member of the Ethics Investment Advisory Group for the Church of England National Investing Bodies, Vice-chair of the Investment Innovation Benchmark Assessment Committee and member of the Future-Fit Expert Council.
Jon Johnsen (Vice Chair)
Jon holds a Master of Science in engineering and has a graduate diploma in Business Administration. Before joining PKA in March 2020 Jon was group managing director/COO at PFA (Danish Pension Fund) for 10 years. Jon is chair of IIP and a member of the board of AIP Management, an independent investment manager dedicated to advising institutional investors on direct investments into energy and infrastructure assets in Europe and the US.
Ian Simm (Treasurer)
Impax Asset Management
Ian is the Founder and Chief Executive of Impax Asset Management Group plc, one of the world’s leading investment managers dedicated to investing in the transition to a more sustainable economy. Prior to Impax, Ian was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company advising clients on environmental strategy. Ian is currently a member of the Steering Committee of the UK’s Green Finance Institute. He has a degree in physics from Cambridge University and a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard University.
Church of England Pensions Board
Adam is the Chief Responsible Investment Officer for the Church of England Pensions Board, as well as Co-Chair of the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI), an asset owner-led and asset manager-supported global initiative, which identifies companies’ preparedness for the transition to the low carbon economy. Adam is also the lead for the Church of England on the Mining and Faith Reflections Initiative (MFRI) a forum that convenes mining company CEO’s.
EOS at Federated Hermes
Bruce Duguid is head of stewardship at EOS. As well as overseeing the team of engagement professionals, Bruce leads engagements with environmentally exposed companies across the oil and gas, mining, and utilities sectors. Prior to joining EOS, he was head of sustainability at the UK Green Investment Bank and held a variety of corporate strategy roles, including a management consultant position at the Boston Consulting Group.
Caroline Le Meaux
Caroline joined Amundi in 2019 and is responsible for ESG Research, Engagement and Voting team within the ESG Business Line. She was previously head of the long-term investment department at the pension division of Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC) which is the fiduciary manager of several French pension funds, in charge of the SRI strategy, ESG and climate policy. Caroline is a Chartered Financial Analyst and graduate of Paris IX Dauphine University.
APG Asset Management
Claudia is part of the management team of the investment function reporting into the Chief Investment Officer on the Board of APG Asset Management. Before joining APG in 2009, she worked on the buy and sell-side in London for almost a decade. Claudia is an experienced non-profit board member and serves on the Board of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN). Since 2016 she has been appointed to the German Corporate Governance Code Commission, and she was a member of the EU Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (2017) whose recommendations inspired the EU Action Plan on Sustainable Finance.
Environment Agency Pension Fund
Graham is currently Chief Investment Officer of the Environment Agency Pension Fund, where he is responsible for overseeing the investment management arrangements of the £4.6bn portfolio, and for ensuring that EAPF remains a global leader in investing to address the challenges of Climate Change. Prior to joining EAPF, he helped establish, and led, the London based Portfolio Solutions team at Macquarie Group, where he focused on LGPS pooling. Graham graduated from Coventry University with a BA in Financial Economics and from Durham with an MSc in Corporate and International Finance.
Jelle van der Giessen
Jelle is Chief Investment Officer at NN Group and is responsible for overseeing the company's EUR 170 billion general account investment portfolio. Jelle has previously held international positions in banking and investment management including a senior leadership role at ING Direct out of Madrid. He started his career at NMB, a former retail bank in the Netherlands. He holds a Master’s in Geology and Geophyiscs from the University of Utrecht, Netherlands.
Kelly is a senior ESG investment professional who has been considering ESG issues since 2006. Her role involves integrating these issues during the acquisition due diligence process of listed equities, property and infrastructure assets; due diligence and engagement on external fund managers; engagement with boards and senior management and research on thematic topics.
Sandy is Chief Operating Officer for BlackRock’s Global Client Business and a leader in the firm’s mission to serve wealth and institutional clients by delivering the solutions they need to meet their investment objectives. Prior to BlackRock, Sandy served at the Bank of England as an external member of the Prudential Regulation Committee and the senior independent member and risk committee chair of the Board that oversees the system used to make high-value payments and implementation of monetary policy. Sandy received an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1994 and a BA from Stanford University in 1989, majoring in American Studies and Economics.
Allianz Investment Management SE
Udo is the Global Head of Risk and Monitoring at Allianz Investment Management (AIM) SE, based in Munich. Udo joined the Allianz Group in 2003, first at Allianz Lebensversicherungs AG in Stuttgart, where he was an expert advisor on derivatives and risk topics before moving to AIM in 2007. Udo graduated with a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Tübingen. Prior to his private sector career in finance, Udo was a university lecturer and published researcher in pure mathematics.