Gemma Corrigan was named head of policy and advocacy within Federated Hermes' responsibility office, the manager said Monday.
Ms. Corrigan will start in mid-August, be based in London and report to Leon Kamhi, the head of responsibility for Federated Hermes.
She replaces Ingrid Holmes, who is now executive director of the Green Finance Institute.
Prevously, Ms. Corrigan was a senior economist with the World Economic Forum, where she served as lead for the Sustainable Markets Initiative aimed at accelerating an industrywide transition to sustainable markets and rapid decarbonization. She has also worked for the United Nations and the United States Embassy.
At Federated Hermes, she will develop and lead implementation of an advocacy program, and engage with external stakeholders to advocate for industry progress on all sustainability issues, including climate change, human capital management and corporate governance. She and Mr. Kamhi will develop the firm's responsibility policy and climate change strategy.
"Gemma has a strong multidisciplinary background which covers ESG, public policy and sustainability amongst many other things. She has a wealth of experience driving complex and ambitious initiatives, all of which will be enormously valuable to us in our continued efforts to demonstrate and drive positive change within our industry. Gemma will be a great asset to our team and we look forward to working with her," Mr. Kamhi said in the release.
Federated Hermes had $645.8 billion in assets under management as of June 30.