Kerrie was appointed ICGN Chief Executive Officer in January 2014 where she leads ICGN’s work programme around the world after joining the company in 2008 as Chief Operating Officer. Under her tenure, Kerrie has transformed ICGN into a world leading governance and stewardship organisation led by investors responsible for assets of $70 trillion, based in over 45 countries.
A prominent governance commentator, Kerrie is a regular public speaker representing the global investor perspective on how governance and stewardship contribute to long-term value creation, ultimately contributing to sustainable economies, societies and the environment. She actively engages with regulators, standard setters and other capital market participants and has written extensively on governance and stewardship matters.
Kerrie serves as a Member of the Japan Financial Services Agency’s Council of Experts advising on corporate governance and investor stewardship reforms. She established the Global Network of Investor Associations in 2013 to convene the worlds most prominent investor bodies. She also established the Global Stewardship Code Network, an international group of regulators and others responsible for Code development in 2016 – both of which she chairs.
Prior to her appointment to ICGN in 2008, Kerrie directed high profile initiatives as Corporate Governance Manager at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales to highlight the important role corporate reporting and auditing play as part of the corporate governance ecosystem. Earlier, she was International Professional Development manager at the UK Institute of Directors, where she established IoD International and the Global Director Development Circle (now known as the Global Network of Director Institutes).
Kerrie is a lead author of the IFC’s Global Director Training Toolkit (2002) which has helped establish governance associations around the world and co-authored the Handbook on International Corporate Governance (2004), among a series of other publications. Kerrie was named Rising Star of Corporate Governance by the Millstein School of Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management (2008). A chartered company secretary and fellow of ICSA, she holds a BA honors degree in international business and Japanese.