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Until recently, Catherine was contracted to fulfill the role of Senior Advisor, Responsible Investment with PGGM, a Dutch pension fund manager located in Zeist, The Netherlands. Prior to that, Catherine was the Manager, Corporate Governance & Proxy Voting for the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan in Toronto, Canada. She has a B.Sc in Microbiology from the University of British Columbia, is a Chartered Professional Accountant and was named a Rising Star in Corporate Governance in 2008 by the Millstein Center of Governance at the Yale School of Management.
Catherine currently serves as Chair of the Remuneration Committee of the International Corporate Governance Network, headquartered in London, UK and was previously Chair of the Council for Institutional Investors’ Corporate Governance Advisory Council, headquartered in Washington, DC. She writes and speaks regularly about corporate governance and responsible investment, and has been interviewed by and quoted in numerous financial press journals.
As the founder of Jackson Principled Governance, Catherine now offers her unique blend of investor perspective and expertise from numerous board-level engagements to help board members better govern their organizations, including the environmental and social risks they face. She also serves as an instructor for the Board Effectiveness Program for Pension and Other Long-horizon Investment Institutions, a program offered through the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management in partnership with the International Centre for Pension Management, and was recently appointed as Senior Executive Fellow at the University of Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy in Ontario, Canada.