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We are proud of our dynamic staff team at ShareAction, which comprises a committed group of individuals with impressive credentials and a diverse and complementary range of experience.
Catherine Howarth, CEO
Catherine joined ShareAction in July 2008, having previously been the founder and lead organiser of West London Citizens. Earlier in her career she was Senior Researcher at the New Policy Institute.
Catherine is a board member of Green Alliance. She was a Member Nominated Trustee of The Pensions Trust (the multi-employer pension scheme for the UK's not-for-profit sector) for five years until Spring 2013. She served for four years on The Pensions Trust's Investment Committee.
Catherine holds a First Class BA in Modern History from Oxford University and an MSc in Industrial Relations from the London School of Economics.
In June 2011 Catherine was named a 'Rising Star of Corporate Governance' by Yale University's, Millstein Center. In 2013, Pensions Insight featured her as one of the 50 most influential people in pensions and in May 2011 Investment and Pensions Europe called her one of the 'top ten women in pensions'.
Louise Rouse, Director of Engagement
Louise joined ShareAction in September 2009. She leads on engagement with investors and listed companies for the organisation's environmental, social and governance investor engagement projects. Prior to joining ShareAction she worked as a finance lawyer at Arthur Cox, solicitors in Dublin. Louise served a two year term as an elected member of the Council of the Law Society of Ireland and was a member of the CCBE (Association of European Bar Associations) committee on corporate social responsibility. Louise holds a First Class B. Corp. Law and a First Class LLB from the National University of Ireland, Galway and an LLM from University College Dublin.
Zoe Marsden, IT/Finance Manager
Zoe Marsden joined ShareAction in August 2011.
Emily Kenway, Projects Officer
Emily Kenway is ShareAction's Projects Officer, working on a range of campaigns and research projects. She holds a Bachelors and a Masters in Music from the Royal College of Music. Before joining ShareAction in March 2012, she worked at Toynbee Hall and the Guardian.
Camilla de Ste Croix
Camilla is Share Action’s Senior Researcher and joined in December 2013. She holds a MSC with Distinction in Global Politics from Birkbeck College, University of London and a BA in French and Russian from Bristol University. Prior to joining Share Action she worked as a Research Assistant to an MEP at the European Parliament.
David Clarke, Policy Officer
David leads ShareAction’s engagement with policymakers and supports the All Party Parliamentary Group on Responsible Investment. He joined ShareAction in November 2013 and has a background in public affairs and campaigning. David holds a BA in Politics from the University of York
Tim Watkins-Idle, Administrator/Office Manager
Tim joined ShareAction in April 2013, having worked in this position for other voluntary groups in London over the past decade. He has also worked in Tanzania for seven years, following a geography degree from Durham University. He has been an active campaigner for many years, particularly on issues of global justice.
Jen Glyn, Head of Communications
Jen joined ShareAction in June 2013 as Head of Communications. She holds a BA in English Literature and an MA in Creative Writing from Manchester University, and an NCVO Certificate in Campaigning. Jen has previously worked for Centre for Mental Health, Renewable World and RenewableUK.
Bex Hay, Digital Campaigns Officer
Bex leads on the digital engagement and strategy of ShareAction’s campaigns. She joined in July 2013 and has previously worked with a number of campaign organisations including ActionAid UK, 38 Degrees and Love Music Hate Racism. She holds a BA in Modern History and Politics from the University of Oxford.
Katherine Baird, Campaigns Coordinator
Katherine works on coordinating and supporting a range of ShareAction campaigns. She holds a First Class MA(Hons) in International Relations from the University of Edinburgh. Before joining ShareAction in October 2013, she worked at Envision and the Transition Network.
Pamela joined ShareAction in November 2013 having spent over 13 years in financial roles and several years prior to that as an Office/Finance Manager. She has a degree In Combined Studies (Law with Accounting). Pamela has worked mainly in not-for-profit organisations most of her career.
Jo Beardsmore, Outreach Officer
Jo leads on engagement with supporters and ShareAction activists. He joined in May 2013 after having previously worked on a number of grassroots campaigns on issues of social, economic and environmental justice. He holds a BA in Modern History and Politics from the University of Oxford.
Lisa Nathan, Research and Engagement Officer
Lisa joined ShareAction in October 2013 as a Research and Engagement Officer. She holds a BA with highest honours in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Lisa has previously worked on a number of campaigns for economic and social justice. Originally from the US, she worked for a global union federation in Switzerland before joining ShareAction.