Deborah Gilshan

United Kingdom
Current Employer:
The 100% Club
Job Title:
Areas of Expertise:
  • Business ethics
  • Remuneration
  • Shareholder responsibilities
  • Shareholder rights

Deborah has over 18 years of experience in investment stewardship and her areas of specialism include corporate governance, executive pay, diversity, corporate culture, shareholder engagement, sustainability and market policy work to protect and improve the rights of shareholders. Deborah is the Founder of The 100% Club, a network for professional women she established in October 2011. She is an Ambassador for the 30% Club, the global market initiative to promote diversity in companies, having been instrumental in leading the work of the 30% Club’s UK Investor Group. Previously, Deborah was an Investment Director in the Environmental, Social and Governance team at Aberdeen Standard Investments, the global asset manager, and prior to that, Head of Sustainable Ownership at RPMI Railpen, the pension fund for the UK railway industry. She started her governance career in December 2000 at the UK's Co-operative Insurance Society, a pioneer of ethical investing. Deborah is a regular commentator and speaker on investment stewardship and diversity and her work has featured in the Financial Times, the New York Times and other mainstream financial media.