David Couldridge

South Africa
Investec Asset Management
Job Title:
Head of ESG Engagement
Areas of Expertise:
  • Accounting and auditing practices
  • Corporate risk oversight
  • Integrated business reporting
  • Remuneration
  • Shareholder responsibilities
  • Shareholder rights

David joined Investec Asset Management in October 2015 as an ESG Analyst. Prior to joining Investec Asset Management, David qualified as a Chartered Accountant and worked in the Industrial and Financial Services sectors. He completed a Masters programme at the University of Cape Town Engineering Faculty using his thesis to develop an Inclusive Integrated Governance Framework. David attended the Henley International Governance Conference each year from 2003 to 2007 and presented 3 papers covering integrated governance, remuneration and shareholder activism in South Africa. In addition, he has presented a number of times internationally at the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment Conferences David has been involved in a number of engagements with South African companies to improve ESG issues, serves on the committee that developed the Code for Responsible Investing in South Africa (CRISA), the ASISA Responsible Investment Standing Committee, the IoDSA Remuneration Committee Forum, actively participated in the Emerging Market Disclosure Project. In 2014 David was elected to the Board of Governors of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN).