External speakers

Catherine Howarth

Chief Executive, ShareAction

Catherine Howarth has been Chief Executive of ShareAction since 2008. ShareAction is a civil society organisation working across Europe to promote the highest standards of responsible investment in the interests of protecting retirement assets and mobilising capital for a swift and stable low carbon transition. The organisation has staff in London and Brussels.

Catherine is a board member of the Scott Trust, owner of The Guardian, serving on the 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, 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.