Ian Burger

United Kingdom
Newton Investment Management
Job Title:
Head of Governance and Stewardship
Areas of Expertise:
  • Accounting and auditing practices
  • Business ethics
  • Corporate risk oversight
  • Integrated business reporting
  • Remuneration
  • Shareholder responsibilities
  • Shareholder rights

Ian joined Newton Investment Management Limited in 1998 and has been the Head of corporate governance since 2000. Newton is a London-based, active global investment manager with assets under management in excess of £53bn (as of 31 December 2016). As Newton's Head of corporate governance, Ian has overall responsibility for corporate governance considerations throughout Newton’s investment process (including voting and engagement) and also leads ESG analysis for certain sectors. Outside of Newton, Ian is involved in shaping the debate on ESG through his membership and participation in a number of groups such as co-chairing the UK’s GC100 and Investors Group, being a member of the ICGN’s Finance Committee, a member of the PLSA’s Stewardship Advisory Group, and deputy chair of the Corporate Governance Forum. Ian is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and was awarded the ICSA’s President’s medal at the institute’s 125th anniversary event in 2016. Ian is also a charity trustee.