Pru Bennett GAICD

Partner, Brunswick Group

Pru is a Partner of the Brunswick Group based in Sydney. Pru advises boards in the APAC region on critical governance as well as environmental and social issues.

Pru also holds the following positions:

  • Chair of the National Foundation for Australia China Relations
  • Member of the Financial Reporting Council
  • Council member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Corporate Advisory Council,
  • Council member Asian Corporate Governance Association
  • Member of the Oasis Capital Advisory Council

Former positions:

  • Board member UN Global Compact Network Australia (1019-2024)
  • Member of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong’s Public Shareholder Group (six year term completed in 2021)
  • Board member of the Value Reporting Foundation (merged with the IFRS in November 2022 to form the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB))

Career Summary

Managing Director and Head of Investment Stewardship BlackRock Inc (2010-2019)

Until January, 2019, Pru Bennett was a Managing Director at the world's largest asset manager, BlackRock, and Head of BlackRock's Investment Stewardship team for the APAC Region based in Hong Kong. At BlackRock Pru was responsible for leading a team engaging with boards of BlackRock’s investee companies on ESG issues. Pru also oversaw the proxy voting process.

Pru is an active participant in the public debate on corporate governance and stewardship. In 2018 Pru received the Asia Industry Leadership Award from 100 Women in Finance. In 2013, Pru was named as one of Australia’s top 10 Women of Influence in Corporate Governance.

Pru is a keen sailor participating in Laser Masters sailing and yacht racing at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, Newport, Sydney.

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