Global investment firm Standard Life Investments has appointed Deborah Gilshan as the company’s governance and stewardship director.
Ms Gilshan will oversee the implementation of environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into the business’ investment process, the company said, working to support Standard Life Investments head of stewardship and ESG investment Euan Stirling.
“We are delighted Deborah will join our ESG investment team, which is growing in size and importance,” Mr Stirling said.
“The consideration of environmental, social and governance issues is now formally integrated as part of our investment research process.”
Mr Stirling said ESG considerations were increasingly important to the business, and that Ms Gilshan was well suited to the role.
“As active investment managers, engagement continues to be at the heart of our approach to ESG matters and it is important for us to influence the standards of governance that apply.”
With her depth of knowledge and experience, Deborah will be a terrific addition to the team and invaluable in helping us to hold boards to account,” he said.
Ms Gilshan is currently the head of sustainable ownership at RPMI Railpen, and will commence in her new role in May 2017.