Director and Head of UK & Australian Engagement, Hermes Equity Ownership Services
Jennifer Walmsley is Director and Head of UK and Australian engagement at Hermes Equity Ownership Services. She and her team undertake board_level engagements at companies to raise concerns relating to strategic, financial, social and environmental and governance issues. Jennifer was previously responsible for EOS’s engagement work in the US. She often speaks at seminars and conferences and has written papers and chapters on issues such as shareholder engagement, anti_corruption, the role of non_executive directors and climate change. Jennifer represents EOS on external bodies and committees including the NAPF Shareholder Affairs Committee. Most recently she played a key role in the development of the ‘Remuneration principles for building and reinforcing long_term business success’ issued by Hermes, the NAPF and other investor organisations. Before joining Hermes in 2003, Jennifer was a financial journalist. She is a graduate of Oxford University.