We are pleased to announce that Sheila Stefani has joined our Responsible Investment Team as Head of Stewardship this week.
Sheila, who has extensive experience in ESG research and active stewardship, brings with her a wealth of knowledge on responsible investment and corporate governance issues. She has a strong background in developing engagement strategies in areas such as Net Zero, Just Transition, Diversity, Human Rights, Modern Slavery, and Corporate Governance, and has advised Trustees on responsible investment policies and Ethical frameworks and ESG regulatory updates relevant to the pension industry. Patrick O’Hara, LGPS Central’s Director of Responsible Investment & Engagement, expressed his delight at the appointment of Sheila to the team. He said, ‘Sheila’s passion for responsible investment is clear, and her strong research background has equipped her with valuable analytical capability. She will add considerable value to the team across the breadth of activities we undertake from stewardship through to integration.’
Sheila is joined by Sameed Afzal who joined LGPSC Central recently as a Senior Stewardship Analyst from St James Place. LGPS Central is committed to active and effective stewardship and engagement with companies. With Sheila’s extensive experience and knowledge, LGPS Central remains well-positioned to engage with companies on ESG issues and set engagement priorities, while also developing and implementing responsible investment strategies that take into account the full range of E, S, and G issues across all asset classes.
As a key UK Pension Pool, LGPS Central recognises the importance of responsible investment and is proud to have Sheila Stefani as part of our team. Her appointment underscores LGPS Central’s ongoing commitment to promoting sustainable investing practices that align with the interests of our valued Partner Funds.