The 2024 PRI Board annual election is for three asset owner representative positions and one investment manager representative position. 


The PRI Board is encouraging: 

  • Candidates with governance skills and demonstrated leadership in responsible investment; 

  • Global representation and expertise to enable the Board to appropriately represent the diverse signatory base. 

Further detail is provided below.  

Current distribution of elected signatory representative directors, according to region, signatory category and term expiry.

  North America Europe Oceania Asia Africa Latin America 

Elected directors whose terms expire in 2024 

Asset owner  

Sharon Hendricks 

Laetitia Tankwe 

Wilhelm Mohn  

Investment manager 

Wendy Cromwell  

Service Provider   

Elected directors whose terms continue into 2025  

Asset owner  

Torben Moger Pedersen 

Takeshi Kimura  

Lebogang Mokgabudi 

Denisio Liberato  

Investment manager 

Tycho Sneyers  

Service Provider   

Rebeca Minguela 

Open positions for election

PRI Board director representative positionsNomination period

3 asset owner representative positions for candidates from asset owner organisations.  

Eligible nominations received from 10 June to 9 August 2024 will proceed to an asset owner election starting on 17 September 2024.

1 investment manager representative position for candidates from investment manager organisations.  

Eligible nominations received from 10 June to 9 August 2024 will proceed to an asset owner election starting on 17 September 2024.

Signatory voting 

Signatories of the relevant category vote for the nominated candidate of that particular category as below: 

  • Asset owner signatories vote for asset owner candidates. 

  • Investment manager signatories vote for investment manager candidates. 

  • Service provider signatories vote for service provider candidates. 

This PRI Board election is for three asset owner positions and one investment manager position. Therefore, only asset owner signatories and investment manager signatories are eligible to vote for candidates for their signatory category in the 2024 elections. 

Each asset owner signatory will have three votes for the three asset owner positions. Each investment manager signatory will have one vote for the one investment manager position. The candidates who receive the highest number of votes in each category are elected. 

Current Board Directors

CategoryDirectorSignatorySignatory HQ countryTerm


Conor Kehoe




Directors elected by asset owner signatories 

Sharon Hendricks*




Takeshi Kimura

Nippon Life Insurance Company



Denísio Liberato 




Torben Möger Pedersen 




Lebogang Mokgabudi 




Wilhelm Mohn 

Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) 



Laetitia Tankwe*




Directors elected by investment manager signatories 

Wendy Cromwell*

Wellington Management



Tycho Sneyers

LGT Capital Partners



Director elected by service provider signatories 

Rebecca Minguela

Clarity AI

United States


*End of term Board directors

DirectorCategoryEligible to re-nominate

Sharon Hendricks

Asset owner representative Yes

Wilhelm Mohn

Asset owner representative


Laetitia Tankwe

Asset owner representative


Wendy Cromwell

Investment manager representative


For more information on our board members, biographies and board composition, refer to PRI Board members.

2024 PRI Board annual election timetable


10 June

Formal publication of the election notice and invitation for signatories to nominate candidates

9 August

Final day for nominations

23 August

Finalisation of nominations, confirmation of organisation support; statements, seniority, and preparation of election 

10 September

Announcement of the election candidates at the Signatory General Meeting

17 September

Election voting opens

26 November

Election voting closes

6 December

Board announcement of the election results

1 January 2025

Start of term for the new Directors

About the PRI

The PRI is a global membership organisation that has grown significantly since it was founded in 2006 by a small group of investors in partnership with the UN Global Compact and UNEP Finance Initiative. Today there are more than 5,000 signatories in over 80 countries. Over the past year the focus of the Board was on the development of the new strategy. The Board believes that the new strategy responds to the changing world  around us and will better equip the PRI to deliver the mission. The proposed strategy is designed to maximise the value we deliver to signatories, to accelerate progress towards a sustainable global financial system and ultimately to contribute to a more sustainable world. The strategy proposes that we will shift our programme priorities to centre on four focus areas – driving signatory progression and accountability, strengthening responsible investment (RI) ecosystems, supporting collaborative investor initiatives and strengthening RI policy and regulatory environments.  

The PRI Board is responsible for:

  • PRI strategic planning and oversight of the implementation. 

  • Monitoring operations, including risk factors. 

  • Promotion of signatories’ implementation of the Principles. 

  • Reporting to signatories, including the Annual Report. 

  • Governance, signatory rights, rules, and policies. 

Skills, experience and diversity

As part of the commitment to strengthen the rigour and accountability of the election process, the PRI is providing guidance and information to candidates and signatories in advance of their vote. 

The Board should have the appropriate balance of skills, diversity, experience, independence, and knowledge of the organisation to enable it to discharge its duties and responsibilities effectively. This necessary diversity encompasses a sufficient mix of relevant skills, competence, and diversity of perspectives. It may include but is not limited to: geographical diversity of signatory representation to bring regional knowledge and perspectives to the board; diversity of geographical origin, ethnicity, language and culture, and other personal characteristics, such as gender diversity. 

The Board needs to be appropriately representative of the diversity of society and PRI signatories in order to generate effective debate and discussion around the key issues that the board considers, and create an inclusive board culture that is welcoming to all people from different backgrounds and values individuals for their different perspectives. This aims to deliver the broadly founded leadership that the initiative requires. The PRI is a global organisation, and aims for global representation on its board, particularly within the asset owner positions. 

The PRI Board is encouraging: 

  • Candidates with governance skills and demonstrated leadership in responsible investment; 

  • Global representation and expertise to enable the Board to appropriately represent the diverse signatory base. 

Candidates are asked to elaborate leadership and governance experience, and demonstrated leadership in responsible investment, in their candidate statement. This information as well as information on the nominating signatory, the candidate biography, statement, and candidate video will enable the signatory electorate to easily compare the skills, experience, and diversity of the respective candidates. 


To be eligible to stand for the election, candidates must be a ‘relevant officer’, a person who is employed or otherwise serving as: 

(i) the Chief Executive Officer of a Signatory; or 

(ii) the Chief Investment Officer of a Signatory; or 

(iii) in the case of a Signatory that does not have the offices of Chief Executive Officer or Chief Investment Officer: the most senior investment professional of that Signatory; or 

(iv) a director serving on the main governing board (and not merely any subsidiary boards, subordinate boards or committees) of a Signatory; or 

(v) a trustee of a Signatory; or 

(vi) an executive employee of a Signatory in a role where his or her immediate line manager is one of the persons described in sub-paragraphs (i), (ii) or (iii) of this definition of Relevant Officer. 

(vii) a former relevant officer. 

Signatory rights and the PRI Board 

Nominating candidates for the Board elections and electing PRI Board Directors are important signatory rights and responsibilities. The PRI encourages signatories to participate in the nomination and elections process to maintain a vibrant and representative PRI Board. Learn more about your rights as a PRI signatory.  

The PRI Board is collectively responsible for the long-term success of the PRI and in particular for: setting the strategy, risk appetite and structure; delegating the implementation of the strategy to the PRI Association Executive (the Executive); monitoring the Executive’s performance against the strategy; exercising accountability to signatories and being responsible to relevant stakeholders. 

The Board is composed of: one independent Chair (confirmed by a signatory vote) and ten Directors (seven elected by asset owner signatories, two by investment manager signatories and one by service provider signatories). The Chair and all elected Directors are the Statutory Members of the Company. There are two Permanent UN Advisors to the board, representatives from the PRI’s founding UN partners: UN Global Compact and UNEP Finance Initiative. 

Current board Directors are all CEOs, CIOs, Board members, or report to ‘relevant officers’ of signatory organisations. Part of the role of the Board is to be ambassadors for the PRI and for responsible investment. For information on the current board Directors, including Directors’ terms, see the table above. 

Director expectations

Directors are nominated by a signatory organisation and elected by signatories, from a signatory category, but have a responsibility to fulfil their duties as an individual and in the long-term interests of the PRI as a whole. 

Term duration 

The successful candidates in the election are elected for three-year terms and are expected to serve from 1 January 2025 to 31 December 2027. No Director may serve for more than three consecutive three year terms as an elected Director. 

Time allocation 

The Board currently has a mixture of online and in-person Board meetings. For 2025, the expectation is there will be three in-person Board meetings lasting 1-2 days each, and five additional virtual meetings. 

The expectation is that Directors will participate in every meeting. All Directors are asked in advance for their availability for the meetings. Directors are expected to dedicate additional reading and preparation time leading up to meetings. The time commitment is approximately 12-14 days including meetings, preparation, but excluding travel. 

Board members are typically appointed to between two and three Board committees. The six committees (Finance, Audit and Risk; Governance; People and Culture; Policy; Progression and Accountability Oversight; and Strategy) facilitate the discussions and workings of the Board and are critical to the effectiveness of the Board. The workload of each committee is varied, but on average a committee will have three or four 1.5-hour online meetings per year. The expectation is that each committee member will participate in every respective committee meeting, with a requirement to participate in a majority of meetings of that committee in a calendar year. 

Attendance at online and/or in-person planned and ad hoc Board meetings, committee meetings, and conference calls will be recorded in the annual PRI Board report.  


The PRI is a not-for-profit organisation and does not compensate elected Directors. There is however a set travel allowance for the travel expenses of Directors that attend in-person meetings. 

Refer to following rules, policies and terms of reference:

Application process 

The signatory putting a candidate forward must have contributed the invoiced financial contribution in the current financial year and must have participated in the PRI Reporting and Assessment process if mandatory. The requirement around the Reporting and Assessment process does not apply to signatories that are not required to do the Reporting and Assessment process because it is a ‘grace’ year. 

The application process requires you to provide three key items, described below. 

1) Application forms 

As part of the application process, all candidates are required to download and complete the following two forms.  

1. Nomination form  (DOCX)

2. Candidate information form  (DOCX)

Please send the completed forms to [email protected] in word format with a photo separately attached. The PRI will publicise the candidate information form on the PRI website, and it will also be attached to the voting ballot. This will allow signatory electorate to easily compare the skills, experience and diversity of the respective candidates. 

2) Seconded by another signatory 

Candidates must be nominated by their signatory organisation and seconded by another signatory within the same signatory category. For example, an asset owner candidate must be nominated by their signatory organisation and seconded by another asset owner signatory. 

Candidates can choose to provide the confirmation of being seconded by another signatory of the relevant category in any of the following two options: 

  1. The seconding organisation can cc [email protected] in the email, or;
  2. Candidates can forward the email to [email protected] after receiving the confirmation from the seconding organisation. 

3) Candidate video 

To publicise the candidates during the election process, eligible candidates are also asked to record a five-minute (maximum) video. As part of the application process, eligible candidates will be notified with details of video requirements. Follow the links to see historical examples of Denísio Liberato, Rebeca MinguelaTorben Möger Pedersen, Lebogang Mokgabudi and Conor Kehoe.  

Further information  

For more information on the role of the PRI Board, expectations of Directors, application and elections process email [email protected] for a written query and/or to set up a briefing call.