Former Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) head of stewardship, Jen Sisson, is taking over as chief executive officer of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN).

This follows Kerrie Waring’s decision to step down from the role after 10 years leading the organisation.

While at GSAM, Sisson was EMEA head of stewardship, overseeing voting, engagement, and industry collaboration activities in the region.

Sisson joined GSAM after four years at the UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC), where she led policy outreach on ESG, audit and reporting matters including the creation of the 2020 UK Stewardship Code and the 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code. She started her career at PwC and her 13 years there spanned work in audit, learning and development, regulation and in PwC’s global investor engagement team.

Jen Sisson

Source: Photo credit: ICGN

Sisson holds a BA in Business, Accounting and Finance from the University of Newcastle and a masters in Sustainability Leadership from the University of Cambridge.

 She will take up the role of CEO from 7 May 2024.

Jeremy Kent will assume Sisson’s responsibilities and becomes head of stewardship for EMEA. Kent joined GSAM as a vice president as part of the acquisition of NN Investment Partners in 2022 and has many years of stewardship experience.

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