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Board of Directors

Michael McLintock – Chair 
| Oct 2021

Michael is Chair of Associated British Foods plc. Michael retired from M&G in 2016 having joined the company in 1992 and been appointed Chief Executive in 1997. In 1999 he oversaw the sale of M&G to Prudential plc where he served as an Executive Director from 2000 until 2016. He is also a Trustee of the Grosvenor Estate, Chair of Grosvenor Group Limited, and a member of the Takeover Appeal Board. He was a Director of Close Brothers Group from 2001-2008 and a member of the Finance Committee of MCC from 2005-2018.

Andy Griff‌iths – Executive Director
| Sept 2014

Andy has over 25 years of international investment experience. Before setting up the Investor Forum in 2014, Andy was a senior investment professional at Capital Group and M&G. Throughout his career, Andy has been responsible for financial sector investments and was consistently  ranked among leading equity investors in Europe. Andy was also an Operating Partner with Corsair Capital. Andy is a Trustee of the MOE Foundation, a charity that delivers training and coaching to young people.

Amra Balic | Dec 2020

Amra leads BlackRock’s investment stewardship efforts in EMEA on behalf of clients globally, and is a member of BlackRock’s Global Operating Committee and EMEA Executive Investments Committee. Amra joined BlackRock in 2011 after 11 years with S&P Global, where she was a Director in European Corporate Credit Ratings. Amra is also a Director of Eumedion, a Dutch investor association, a Trustee of the ECGRF, and is on the IA Corporate Governance and Engagement Committee. Previously Amra was a member of the European Commission Expert Group and the PLSA (UK) Stewardship Advisory Group.

 

Edward Bonham Carter – Senior Independent Director
| Dec 2014

Edward was previously Vice Chairman, CEO, Chief Investment Officer and UK fund manager at Jupiter Fund Management plc, before becoming Director of Stewardship & Corporate Responsibility in May 2021 when he stepped down from the Jupiter Board. He chairs both the CSR and Stewardship Committees at Jupiter and his role supports the work of the CIO office and the Governance and Sustainability team. Previously he worked at Schroders and Electra Investment Trust. He is currently Senior Independent Director of Land Securities Group plc and ITV plc, Chairman of Netwealth Investments, a Trustee of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and is on the Strategic Advisory Board of Livingbridge.

Ruth Beechey | March 2022

Ruth is Chief of Staff at UBS Global Asset Management UK, where she has worked for 22 years.  She is a Director of UBSAM UK’s main portfolio management entity and the UK based Life company.  She is also Trustee director of the UBS Pension Fund and sits on the Community impact Forum for UBS , London.  As a qualified lawyer,  her previous roles include being Legal Counsel at UBS and Morgan Grenfell.  Ruth is also a member of the Investment Association’s Strategy and Risk committee.

Alex Edmans | May 2022

Alex is Professor of Finance at London Business School who focuses on corporate finance, responsible business and behavioural finance. Alex is a Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute and a member of Royal London Asset Management’s Responsible Investment Advisory Committee. He gave the TED talk “What to Trust in a Post-Truth World” and the TEDx talks “The Social Responsibility of Business” and “The Pie-Growing Mindset”. He is the author of “Grow the Pie: How Great Companies Deliver Both Purpose and Profit” and co-author of “Principles of Corporate Finance” with Brealey, Myers, and Allen. Poets & Quants named him Professor of the Year for 2021.

Anne Marie Fleurbaaij | Oct 2019

Anne Marie is the Managing Director of Marketable Assets at Cambridge Investment Management Ltd, the manager of the Cambridge University Endowment Fund. Previously, she spent 12 years as a Portfolio Manager with GIC (London), a sovereign wealth fund. Prior to this, she was a Vice- President at Morgan Stanley Investment Management and began her career at Deloitte. She is a co-Chair of the Board of Trustees to Girls Are Investors and is an Ambassador to the Diversity Project.

Sir Peter Gershon | Jan 2018

Sir Peter has held senior executive and non-executive positions in public and private companies in healthcare, technology, defence and telecommunications industries. His previous senior board level appointments include Chair of National Grid plc, Chair of Premier Farnell plc, Chair of Tate & Lyle plc and Managing Director of Marconi Electronic Systems. Sir Peter also has experience of the public sector through his appointment as Chief Executive of the Office of Government Commerce and leading 3 independent reviews for the UK Government. He is currently chairman of the Dreadnought Alliance and enfinium Limited.

Jessica Ground | Jan 2017

Since 2020 Jessica has been the Global Head of ESG at Capital Group. Prior to this, she was the Global Head of Stewardship at Schroders where she was previously a fund manager and an analyst covering Financials and Utilities on a pan-European and Global basis. Jessica is a member of the Code Committee for the Takeover Panel.

Andrew Millington | Dec 2020

Andrew is Head of UK Equities at abrdn. Andrew was previously a UK and European equity portfolio fund manager at ASI, after starting his career at Baillie Gifford. He is a Trustee of Cattanach, a Scottish grant making charity. Andrew is a member of the IA Investment Committee.

Luba Nikulina | Apr 2019

Luba is Global Head of Research at Willis Towers Watson, responsible for the global team of more than a hundred investment professionals conducting economic and capital markets research, evaluating asset management firms in a variety of different asset classes, coming up with investment recommendations and creating new investment solutions for asset owners.

Robert Swannell | Dec 2014

Robert is a member of the Takeover Appeal Board. Until September 2021, Robert was Chair of UK Government Investments, which is the centre of excellence for corporate finance and corporate governance for HMG and was also previously Chair of Marks & Spencer plc. Robert spent over 30 years in investment banking with Schroders/Citigroup and was on the board of both British Land Company plc and 3i Group plc.

Chantal Waight – Chair of the Operating Oversight Committee
| Dec 2020

Chantal is the Director of Strategy and Corporate Development at M&G plc. Chantal was previously an equity analyst, and more recently, the Director of Investor Relations at Prudential plc, where she led investor communications through the merger and transformation of M&G Investments and Prudential UK&E and the demerger of M&G from Prudential plc. She is also on the Board of the M&G Trustee Company Limited.

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