I am the Stewardship Manager and work towards ensuring Investec is being an active owner of clients’ capital. I engage with investments and votes at meetings, to exercise Investec’s right and responsibility to encourage positive change in its investments. This may relate to investments’ environmental, social or governance practices; the goal is to generate long term value for our clients, and positive outcomes for environment and society.
I work closely with the Research Analysts across the team to leverage their expertise. I also work with industry bodies such as the UN PRI and Investor Forum, to engage collaboratively and gain access to companies and policymakers.
Prior to joining Investec, I spent 5 years managing and driving change within multinational asset and wealth managers, as a management consultant. I conducted and led projects across Compliance, ESG & Distribution functions, to enable clients to move towards best practice. These projects included advising clients on how to improve Stewardship processes and ESG integration across their operating models.
Travelling, seeing friends, going on long walks and diving into a good book!