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RPMI Railpen names new head of sustainable ownership

RPMI Railpen names new head of sustainable ownership

RPMI Railpen, the investment manager for the Railways Pension Scheme, have announced the appointment of Leo George as head of sustainable ownership.

George (pictured) will replace Deborah Gilshan, who leaves at the end of March having been poached by SLI in January to take up a position as governance and stewardship director in their ESG Investment Team.

George has been at Railpen for over eight years, working with the scheme’s pooled funds, thematic investment research and investment research. Railpen announced that George will also be recruiting a senior governance professional to work alongside Jamie Rosser, investment analyst, in the sustainable ownership team.

Railpen Investment Director Ciarán Barr, commenting on the appointment, said:

'We are very pleased that we have someone of Leo’s considerable experience to run our Sustainable Ownership team. I look forward to working with Leo as we continue to place sustainable ownership considerations at the heart of our investment decision making.'

Leo George himself added, 'I am delighted to have the opportunity to continue Railpen’s work in this area. Sustainable Ownership remains an integral part of Railpen’s investment approach to achieve the Trustee’s mission to pay pensions securely, affordably and sustainably.'

RPMI Railpen, who run the Railways Pension Scheme, have approximately £25bn of assets under management and manage the pension interests of around 500,000 people.

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