Our Staff

The Asset Owners Disclosure Project is a ranking of global asset owners and asset managers that is managed by responsible investment charity ShareAction. The objective of the AODP is to protect retirement savings and other long-term investments from the risks posed by climate change by improving disclosure and industry best practice.

Catherine Howarth

Chief Executive

Catherine joined ShareAction as Chief Executive in 2008. ShareAction coordinates civil society activism to promote responsible investment across Europe. She is a board member of the Scott Trust, owner of The Guardian, serving on the Scott Trust’s investment committee. She also serves on the Investment Committee of The Trust for London. She was a Member Nominated Trustee of The Pensions Trust for five years until Spring 2013. Catherine was recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2014.

Email: catherine.howarth@shareaction.org

Toby Belsom

Head of Investor Research & Analytics

Toby joined ShareAction in April 2017 as Head of Investor Research & Analytics. Prior to joining ShareAction, he spent 10 years as a UK equity portfolio manager at Aviva Investors and a further 7 years as an analyst on one of the leading socially responsible investment teams at NPI, Henderson Investors and Aviva Investors. He brings a wealth of hands-on experience in asset management, governance and ESG integration, and will add to ShareAction’s approach to research.

Email: toby.belsom@shareaction.org

Pavel Kirjanas

AODP Project Officer

Pavel joined ShareAction in May 2017 during the takeover of the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) by ShareAction. Pavel supported AODP in running three Global Climate Indexes, where he performed research and analysis of the climate-related financial risk management practices of the world’s largest investors. He holds a First Class BA (Hons) in Business and Management from Oxford Brookes University, where he also carried out an independent study on climate change as an investment risk.

Email: pavel.kirjanas@shareaction.org

Felix Nagrawala

AODP Research Analyst

Felix joined ShareAction in March 2017 and supports the Asset Owners Disclosure Project with research and analysis, having previously worked on the Workforce Disclosure Initiative. Prior to joining ShareAction, Felix worked at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Digital Communications, and did freelance research work on the relationship between political violence and religious ideology across regions in Pakistan. Felix holds a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Durham University, and has a keen interest in music and photography.

Email: felix.nagrawala@shareaction.org

Anne-Marie Williams

Investor Engagement Manager

Anne-Marie manages our engagement with global asset owners, specifically focusing on UK pension funds, as well as UK and European asset managers. She engages both directly and in support of Pension Power members. She also leads the follow-up engagement from ShareAction’s surveys, including the Asset Owners Disclosure Project survey. She joined ShareAction in February 2015 to support our investor-focused projects and campaigns, with a particular focus on the Green Light campaign. She previously worked as an investment analyst and fund manager in the City as well as in education. She developed her interest in responsible investment while working as a Treasurer of the charity Listening Books over the past 11 years. She holds a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.

Email: anne-marie.williams@shareaction.org

Beau O’Sullivan

Communications Manager

Beau joined ShareAction in January 2017 to lead on media engagement and communications. He has experience in public relations for the financial sector, having spent two years at Societe Generale investment bank in London and then a short stint at the British Bankers’ Association. He holds a degree in French & Spanish from St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge.

Email: beau.osullivan@shareaction.org