Strengthening key regions

Objective 7

Strengthen capacity and expertise in key markets

To support our rapidly-growing signatory base and to ensure we have impact globally, we’ve restructured and grown our networks team.
This will ensure that our signatories continue to have the robust support they need to implement the Principles, as well as using local expertise to establish a stronger local voice in key markets.

Our teams serve PRI networks around the world from Japan to Brazil. Among other priorities, they work to ensure that signatories are fully supported in their implementation of the Principles, encourage signatories to get involved in PRI activities and address local regulatory issues.

Regional networks

AMERICAS Chris FowleHead of Americas

US Carol JeppesenSnr Network Manager

US Ophir BrockNetwork Manager

US John DuAssociate

CANADA Nalini FeouilloleyHead of Canada

CANADA Kelly Krauter*Associate

LATIN AMERICATatiana AssaliHead of Latin America

LATIN AMERICAMichelle Vargas*Associate

CONT. EUROPE Dustin Neuneyer Head of Continental Europe

BENELUX Don Gerritsen Head of Benelux

DACHMelanie KebleckNetwork Manager, DACH

FRANCE AND SOUTHERN EUROPE Marie LuchetHead France and Southern Europe

NORDIC, CEE AND CIS Yulia SofronovaHead of Nordics, CEE and CIS

UK AND IRELANDAnastasia GuhaHead of UK and Ireland

UK AND IRELAND Gregory KearneyNetwork Manager

AFRICA Adrian Bertrand*Head of Africa

JAPAN Michiyo Morisawa*Head of Japan

JAPAN Kaori Nomura*Associate

JAPANMinako YoneyamaNetwork Manager

ASIA (ex Japan) James RobertsonNetwork Manager

AUSTRALASIA Matthew McAdamHead of Australia and New Zealand

GLOBALGraeme Griffiths Co-Director

GLOBAL Lorenzo SaaCo-Director

GLOBAL Nikolaj Halkjaer PedersenHead of Central Support

GLOBAL Alex CaldwellAssociate

GLOBAL Ben LebliquAssociate(Starting September 2017)

*Members of staff on contracts of 2.5 days a week or less

Working globally, thinking locally

To enhance relationships with signatories and help realise our ambitious recruitment targets, we restructured and grew the networks team in the following regions. In addition to this, we enhanced language capabilities in the team and translated more documents into languages other than English. This will help us penetrate markets and enable signatories to make better use of our resources.


We went from one full-time member of staff to four in this key market, where nearly a fifth of our signatories are based, boosting resources to ensure that our US signatories have the support they need.



For the first time, we have a Canada network manager on the ground who will manage signatory relationships across the country and lead the local strategy.



A physical presence in Australia means we can deepen relationships with our Australian signatory base and focus on local issues.


France and Southern Europe

We introduced the Head of France and Southern Europe role to manage relationships with our robust French signatory base, and support growing ESG interest in markets such as Spain and Italy.


Central and Eastern Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States

We strengthened resources in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States.