Location Switzerland
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive
Reference BBBH9276_1581589593

An innovative global asset manager with an established approach to sustainable investment and Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) integration, has partnered with Acre to appoint a Director of Corporate Governance. As part of the leadership team's ambitious ESG strategy, this newly created position will lead and support the realisation of greater corporate governance expertise within the investment and ESG team.

The Director of Corporate Governance will lead on developing new strategy for active ownership and enhance the capacity for corporate governance company engagement.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Strategic oversight of and taking part in,collaborative engagements with companies on corporate governance issues

  • Reviewing and improving policies, procedures and guidelines on corporate engagement and proxy voting

  • Overseeing the exercise of proxy voting rights and working closely with investment teams to reach a consensus on specific resolutions when needed

  • Leading the relationship with external providers on corporate governance data and proxy voting

  • Contributing to internal and external reporting on active ownership activities

  • Participating in conferences, industry associations and working groups

Required:

  • Solid experience of corporate governance and company engagement

  • Knowledge of corporate governance and stewardship codes in different geographies

  • Ability to build a constructive dialogue and forge long-term relationships with senior executives, board members and investment professionals

  • Fluency in English. Highly advantageous is a second language such as French or German

This is an exciting opportunity to evolve and lead the global corporate governance function in a highly regarded asset manager, with a longstanding approach to sustainable investment and commitment to being a responsible investor. The successful candidate could be based in either Switzerland or London.

Helen Pradas-Page, Principal Consultant, is leading the search.

Ceri Kenyon, Senior Research Consultant, is supporting and leading on candidate discussions and shortlisting.