David Pitt-Watson

United Kingdom
London Business School
Job Title:
Executive Fellow

David Pitt-Watson is a leading thinker and practitioner in the field of responsible investment and business practice. He is currently an Executive Fellow at the London Business School. Until 2012 he was Chair of Hermes Focus Funds, and a former board member of Hermes Fund Managers.  As co-founder, and former CEO of the Focus Funds and Equity Ownership Service, he built and led the largest responsible investment group of any institutional fund manager in the world. Throughout his career he has been deeply involved in policy making in the UK, Europe and around the world, particularly in the field of corporate governance and financial market regulation. He is Chair the Finance Initiative of the UN’s Environment Programme. He is an Independent non-executive at KPMG and an advisor to Aviva Investors. He is also Treasurer of Oxfam.