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Catherine Howarth OBE

Catherine Howarth OBE

Chief Executive, ShareAction

Catherine Howarth OBE joined ShareAction as Chief Executive in 2008 and leads the NGO’s work to drive ambitious standards of responsible investment. Prior to this she spent eight years as a campaigner with London Citizens, following studies at the University of Oxford and the London School of Economics.

She is a member of the Financial Conduct Authority’s advisory committee on ESG and of the HM Treasury’s Asset Management Taskforce. She served on the board of The Pensions Trust from 2008-2013 and on the board of the Scott Trust, owner of The Guardian Media Group, from 2015-2022. Catherine was named as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2014, recognised on the BBC Woman’s Hour Power List in 2020, and awarded an OBE for ‘services to sustainability’ in 2022. A regular commentator in the media, she tweets at @ca_howarth and posts on LinkedIn.