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Catherine Howarth

Catherine Howarth

CEO, ShareAction

Catherine Howarth is CEO of ShareAction.

Catherine joined ShareAction in July 2008, having previously been the founder and lead organiser of West London Citizens. Earlier in her career she was Senior Researcher at the New Policy Institute.

Catherine is a board member of Green Alliance. She was a Member Nominated Trustee of The Pensions Trust (the multi-employer pension scheme for the UK's not-for-profit sector) for five years until Spring 2013. She served for four years on The Pensions Trust's Investment Committee.

Catherine holds a First Class BA in Modern History from Oxford University and an MSc in Industrial Relations from the London School of Economics.

In June 2011 Catherine was named a 'Rising Star of Corporate Governance' by Yale University's, Millstein Center. In 2013, Pensions Insight featured her as one of the 50 most influential people in pensions and in May 2011 Investment and Pensions Europe called her one of the 'top ten women in pensions'. Catherine was recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2014.

As the leading NGO that engages with the investment industry, ShareAction exists to promote an investment system which serves savers, society and the environment and have been asking tough questions at company AGMs for the last five years. ShareAction works to encourage institutional investors to be active owners of listed companies, integrating environmental, social and governance risks into their investment analysis and improving transparency to the savers whose money is invested in capital markets.

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