RPMI Railpen announces the departure of Head of Sustainable Ownership
Deborah joined Railpen in November 2007 and has been instrumental in Railpen’s approach to active ownership, corporate governance and public policy work to improve the rights of shareholders.
Deborah joined Railpen in November 2007 and has been instrumental in Railpen’s approach to active ownership, corporate governance and public policy work to improve the rights of shareholders. More recently, Deborah led the development of a framework to integrate Sustainable Ownership factors across Railpen’s investment arrangements. Deborah is the founder of The 100% Club, a network for professional women established in October 2011 and Railpen is proud to continue to support The 100% Club.
Chris Hitchen, CEO, said: “I would like to thank Deborah for her outstanding contribution on corporate governance and investor stewardship both for Railpen and for the wider investment industry. She has also helped us evolve our thinking on Sustainable Ownership and what this means for us as a long-term asset owner. I personally have found her energy, tenacity and moral compass truly inspirational. We wish Deborah every success in her new role and look forward to continuing to work with her and Standard Life Investments.”
Deborah Gilshan said: “It has been an honour and a privilege to serve the Trustee and beneficiaries of the Railways Pension Scheme and to be a steward of their capital. I would like to thank Railpen for the many opportunities I have been given and for their support for The 100% Club. I look forward to collaborating with Railpen as a fellow shareholder in my new role.”
As a long-term asset owner and with a mission to pay pensions securely, affordably and sustainably, Railpen remains committed to being a responsible shareowner and a search is now underway for a new Head of Sustainable Ownership to further integrate this into its investment process.
More information about Railpen’s approach to Sustainable Ownership can be found here: