III SESSION – Principle three: communications policy
Head of Investment Stewardship – EMEA/APAC
Lisa Harlow is head of Investment Stewardship for EMEA and APAC based in London (part of a team of circa 60 stewardship professionals around the globe). Her team is responsible for direct engagement with boards and executives, and proxy voting for portfolio companies in those regions on behalf of Vanguard’s in house managed global equity funds. The team also works with a range of market participants to communicate Vanguard’s global principles, understand regional topics and to advocate for better governance standards. Ms. Harlow joined Vanguard in 2010 and prior to her current role was head of distributor and client services for Europe. She has more than 20 years financial services experience including 12 years with Fidelity International where she held a number of client focused roles covering Institutional, Adviser and Direct channels including Key Account Management for the FundsNetwork platform and head of client services India (Delhi). Ms. Harlow has a B.A. Honours in humanities from Manchester Metropolitan University and holds the IMC and CFA ESG. She acts as trustee/governor and Vice Chair for the Moor House School and College, an independent school and charity supporting children with special educational needs relating to speech and developmental language disorders (DLD). Lisa supports the Moor House Training and Research Institute which develops new research-based tools to support improved life skills and educational outcomes for children.