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We are proud of our dynamic staff team at ShareAction, which comprises a committed group of individuals with impressive credentials and a diverse and complementary range of experience.
Catherine Howarth, CEO
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'.
Louise Rouse, Director of Engagement
Louise joined ShareAction in September 2009. She leads on engagement with investors and listed companies for the organisation's environmental, social and governance investor engagement projects. Prior to joining ShareAction she worked as a finance lawyer at Arthur Cox, solicitors in Dublin. Louise served a two year term as an elected member of the Council of the Law Society of Ireland and was a member of the CCBE (Association of European Bar Associations) committee on corporate social responsibility. Louise holds a First Class B. Corp. Law and a First Class LLB from the National University of Ireland, Galway and an LLM from University College Dublin.
Christine Berry, Head of Policy and Research
Christine leads ShareAction's public policy engagement and is also responsible for the organisation's research, including our annual surveys of asset owners and asset managers. She joined ShareAction in March 2010, having previously worked as a parliamentary researcher. She has also overseen a variety of environmental and investment-related campaigns. Christine holds a First Class BA in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge.
Zoe Marsden, IT/Finance and Office Manager
Zoe Marsden joined ShareAction in August 2011.
Emily Kenway, Campaigns Coordinator
Emily Kenway is campaigns coordinator at ShareAction, working on a range of campaigns and research projects. She holds a Bachelors and a Masters in Music from the Royal College of Music. She previously worked at Toynbee Hall and the Guardian, and has volunteered for a range of projects including homeless shelters and political campaigns.