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Board of Trustees
ShareAction’ Board of Trustees includes a cross-section of people with expertise and experience in the fields of pension law, investment management, labour rights, environmental activism and socially responsible investment.
Jenine Langrish, Chair of Trustees
Jenine worked for HSBC's asset management division for nearly 24 years, most recently as a senior member of the charities team, before leaving in October 2008 to devote more time to charity sector work. Prior to joining the charities team, she spent around 16 years as a fund manager. Jenine is also a director of Town & Country Housing Group, a trustee of Breast Cancer UK, a member of the Finance and Audit committee of Christian Aid, and sits on the committee of the Charity Investors Group. She has a degree in economics and is passionate about environmental, conservation and development issues.
Jeremy Nicholls is Chief Executive of SROI UK, an organisation which promotes the measurement and analysis of social return on investment. His work focuses on enabling organisations in the public, private and third sectors to better understand and manage the social value they create.
Jeremy is a fellow of the New Economics Foundation (nef) and co-founder of the Beta Model Ltd, a business providing data on trends and dynamics in business size in the UK. He lectures on Social Value at Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
Roger Jeary retired from Unite the Union in January 2012 after 33 year's service as a negotiating officer and Director of Research. Roger worked in Northern Ireland, Manchester and London as an official of the union starting with ASTMS and then MSF and AMICUS before the final merger to Unite. In 2004 he was appointed Director of Research of Amicus and subsequently took on that role for Unite in 2007. During his time with the union Roger has taken a keen interest in pensions, not least during a period in which he acted as a Trustee for the union's own scheme. He now undertakes commissioned research work on industrial policy and employment rights from time to time.
Roger is a member of the Institute of Employment Rights (IER) Publications Sub Committee and writes a regular blog for the Institute on employment and human rights.
Roger is also an independent member of the ACAS Panel of Arbitrators, sits on the Advisory Panel of the Involvement & Participation Association, (IPA) and is a member of the Manufacturing Policy Panel of the Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET).
Lenka is a Philanthropy Adviser, supporting individuals and families in the development of effective and rewarding philanthropy strategies. Prior to this Lenka was Director of the Democracy and Civil Society Programme at the Carnegie UK Trust where she led a Commission of Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society. For the first seven years of her career, Lenka worked in Central and Eastern Europe with the Overseas Development Agency/Foreign and Commonwealth Office and with the C.S. Mott Foundation. Since moving back to the UK in 2002, she has worked with the Tudor Trust and with New Philanthropy Capital. Lenka has an MSc in Development Management and an MBA and is studying for a Certificate in Responsible Investment.
Caroline originally worked in Human Resources, primarily in the insurance sector. In March 1996 she became the founding Chief Executive of the Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority, the first regulator for workplace pension arrangements in the UK. From 2002 to 2011 she was Chief Executive of the Actuarial Profession.
Stephen Davis is senior fellow and associate director of the Harvard Law School Programs on Corporate Governance and Institutional Investors and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he focuses on anti-corruption programs. He is a nonexecutive board member of Hermes EOS. Davis co-authored The New Capitalists: How Citizen Investors are Reshaping the Corporate Agenda (Harvard Business School Press, 2006). Other books include Apartheid's Rebels: Inside South Africa's Hidden War (Yale University Press, 1987). Davis is a co-founder of the International Corporate Governance Network and a founder of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment. He has a doctorate in security studies and concentrates on accountable capitalism.
Nick Tatman worked in the City for 40 years, for the first 10 years as an employee of the Bank of England. He then moved into Stockbroking, becoming an individual member of the Stock Exchange. His firm, Pember Boyle, was taken over by Morgan Grenfell at the time of "Big Bang" whereupon he became a director of Morgan Grenfell Securities and subsequently of Morgan Grenfell & Co, the Group's authorised bank, and Head of Group Compliance. After Deutsche Bank acquired Morgan Grenfell and formed its global investment bank, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, he was appointed Head of Central Compliance for this entity. He served on committees of the Stock Exchange, the Securities Institute, the British Venture Capital Association and the London Investment Bankers Association.
In the mid 1990s, he was appointed to the Board of Governors of Dulwich College, serving for many of his 16 years as Chairman of the Finance Committee and a lead Governor in the establishment of franchise schools in the Peoples Republic of China. He also became a Trustee of the LankellyChase Foundation, a grant making charity with assets of c£120 million, eventually becoming Chairman. During his time in the Chair, LankellyChase became a signature to the UNPRI, one of a few charities to take this step: he retired as Chairman and Trustee in 2012.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Securities Institute.
Our Board recently undertook an audit to identify the range of skills and expertise we need. As vacancies become available, we look for trustees to complement the existing strengths on our Board.
ShareAction' trustees complete a declaration of director's interests and the chair of the board, Jenine Langrish, maintains a register of these. This is intended to be a full declaration of all roles and possessions for trustees and their immediate family which might be thought to have any effect on carrying out the role of trustee of ShareAction. It is the duty of all ShareAction' directors to declare any conflicts of interest.
Paul Watchman is Chief Executive of QWC, a business consultancy. Prior to setting up QWC Paul practised environmental and land development law for over 30 years. He was formerly a partner with Brodies and Head of its Environmental and Planning practice, a partner with Freshfields Bruckhaus and Deringer in its Environmental Planning and Regulation group and global head of the environmental practice and climate change group of Dewey & LeBoeuf.
Paul is the principal author of the UNEP FI report on the integration of Environment Social and Governance issues into pension fund investment decision-making. This report provided the legal underpinning of the UN Principles of Responsible Investment which has re-shaped investment market practices and policies. He was then a principal contributor to the 2009 follow up publication from UNEPFI entitled, Fiduciary Responsibility: Legal and Practical Aspects of Integrating Environmental, Social and Governance Issues into Institutional Investment.
Paul has taught at a number of universities, including the University of Aberdeen where he was a Visiting Professor and Fellow at its Centre for Environmental Law, the University of Dundee and Edinburgh University. He assists Roger McCormick at the LSE currently by lecturing on the Equator Principles on the Legal Risks and Financial Markets LL.M course.
Paul is a director, member of or adviser to a number of public and charitable bodies including the United Nations Environmental Panel Financial Institutions, The Prince of Wales's Trust, London Climate Change Panel, European Commission, and Fair Pensions.