Colin Melvin is Global Head of Stewardship at Hermes Investment Management, and between 2004 and January 2016 was Chief Executive of Hermes EOS. He has been at the forefront of developments in corporate governance, sustainability and responsible investment for over 20 years and is an expert in the good management and direction of businesses. He is a qualified fund manager and Member of the CFA Institute and was Head of Responsible Investment at Baillie Gifford before joining Hermes in 2002.
Mr Melvin is Chair of The Social Stock Exchange, a Business mentor at the Prince’s Trust and Visiting Fellow at the ICMA Centre at the UK’s Henley Business School. He is also a Board Member of the Principles for Responsible Investment and a Member of the 30% Club Investor Group.
Mr Melvin holds an MA from Aberdeen University and an MPhil from Cambridge University (both in History), and Diplomas in Investment Analysis from Stirling University and Company Directorship from the Institute of Directors. He is a Chartered Director.