Brunswick Group, a global advisory firm specializing in critical issues and corporate relations, is pleased to announce that Pru Bennett will join Brunswick as a Senior Advisor
Pru has more than 25 years’ experience working in corporate governance. Until January 2019, Pru was a Managing Director at BlackRock and Head of BlackRock's Investment Stewardship team for the Asia-Pacific Region, based in Hong Kong. She led a team responsible for engagement and proxy voting activities.
Pru will work closely with Jane McAloon, Senior Advisor at Brunswick, and formerly President, Governance and Group Company Secretary at BHP, to help advise clients on issues of corporate governance.
Neal Wolin, Chief Executive Officer, said: “I am delighted that Pru has joined Brunswick. Pru is a widely regarded expert on corporate governance and responsible investment, and her extensive knowledge and experience will be of deep value to clients. Pru will be able to strengthen our ability to advise clients on important corporate governance issues”.
Pru Bennett said: “I am very excited to join Brunswick and advise senior management teams and boards of clients. A culture of strong governance is essential to sustain the long-term corporate performance of any business. This isn’t just about the company’s financial performance, but also its longer-term impact towards employees, the environment and society.”
About Pru Bennett
Until January 2019, Pru was Managing Director at BlackRock and Head of BlackRock's Investment Stewardship team for the APAC Region based in Hong Kong. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2010, Pru was head of Corporate Governance at institutional advisor, Regnan Governance and Research. From 1998 to 2009 Pru was a director of Australian proxy advisor Corporate Governance International, now known as CGI Glass Lewis. Prior to working in the area of corporate governance, Pru was Investor Relations Manager for Qantas Airways Limited.
Pru is a member of a number of industry and regulatory bodies including the Public Shareholder Group of Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore's Corporate Governance Advisory Committee. She is also a member of the Australian and Hong Kong chapters of the 30% Club to increase the number of women on boards and in senior management.
Pru has a BCom from the University of New South Wales and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
About Brunswick Group
Brunswick Group LLP is an advisory firm specializing in critical issues and corporate relations. Founded in 1987, Brunswick is an organically grown, private partnership with 23 offices around the world.
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