Katherine Garrett-Cox CBE has been Chief Executive of Alliance Trust, one of Europe’s largest providers of sustainable and responsible investment funds, since 2008. She is a Member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank AG and is the Vice-Chair of the Baring Foundation. In 2011, she was appointed to the UK Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group and is a UK Trade and Industry Business Ambassador for Financial Services.
Katherine was nominated a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in 2005, appointed to the Foundation Board of Young Global Leaders in January 2014 and a member of the Executive Committee for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. She was awarded a CBE in the 2014 New Year Honours List for her services to the asset management industry and her charitable work as trustee of the Baring Foundation.
Katherine has worked in Financial Services for over 25 years prior to joining Alliance Trust, she was Chief Investment Officer and Executive Director of Morley Fund Management, now Aviva Investors, where she was responsible for more than £160bn invested in equities, fixed income, private equity and alternatives. Before that, Katherine was Chief Investment Officer and Executive Director of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC. She began her career as a portfolio manager at Hill Samuel Asset Management, where she was Investment Director, Head of American Equities.