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David Pitt-Watson

David is an Executive Fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School, and Chair of the UN Environment Programme's Finance Initiative.

He is co-founder of Hermes "shareholder stewardship" businesses, which became the largest of any investment manager in the world. Under his leadership it was highly successful financially, and established Hermes as a global leader in good governance and responsible investment.

He leads the influential Tomorrow's Investor programme at the RSA which has championed better pension arrangements in the UK. He is Treasurer of Oxfam, and a board member of the International Corporate Governance Network.

His early career was spent at Deloitte, where he was a partner for twelve years, ultimately running its strategy consultancy practice. For two years he was the Assistant General Secretary of the UK Labour Party, and has advised policy makers of all parties on issues of corporate governance and capital market integrity.

A graduate of Oxford and Stanford Universities, David was Visiting Professor at Cranfield University School of Management from 1990 to 1996. He has published widely on issues of governance and other aspects of institutional economics. His book, The New Capitalists has been published in five languages.