David Couldridge

Job Title Head of ESG Engagement
Country South Africa
Current Employer Investec Asset Management

Joined the firm in 2015 - Joined the industry in 1985

David is Head of ESG Engagement at Investec Asset Management. He works with the investment teams to help develop and integrate responsible investment practices. More specifically, he focusses on company engagement, seeking improved governance and disclosure practices.

Prior to joining the firm, David worked at Element Investment Managers as a senior investment analyst. Prior to this, he was a senior manager at Old Mutual within their Unit Trusts division. David’s extensive experience is such that he currently serves on the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) Board of Governors, the CRISA committee, the ASISA Responsible Investment committee and the IoDSA Remuneration Forum.

David graduated from the University of Cape Town with a BCom in Accounting and is a Chartered Accountant. David is a Certified Financial Planner and holds a Graduate Diploma in Tax Law. He also holds a Masters degree in Industrial Administration which included a thesis covering inclusive integrated governance.