Long-term client partnerships
Building long-term client partnerships is critical to furthering our mission. Since the firm’s founding, we have placed a commitment to client service as one of our core values. We feel fortunate to have a client base from all over the world who share our mission of sustainable investing. We are humbled by the long-term horizon they afford us.
Whilst responsibility to clients is lived throughout the firm, our client team is the engine room, working alongside our investment, legal and operations teams.
Esther Gilmore joined Generation Investment Management in 2007 and is Global Head of the Client Team. Previously, Esther was an analyst at Sustainable Asset Management, a sustainability consultant at Matrix+ International and a financial analyst at ING Barings and Barclays.
Esther received a BCom/BA from The University of Queensland, a Masters in Environment from the University of Melbourne, and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.
Esther serves on the Global Advisory Council of Tobacco Free Portfolios.
Christina Anzel joined Generation Investment Management in 2023 and is a member of the Client Team. Previously, Christina was a director of investor relations and ESG at True Green Capital Management; a managing director, head of investor relations and product head at Ares Management; and a vice president of investor relations and marketing at Energy Investors Funds.
Christina received a BA in English Literature from Haverford College and a JD/LLM from Duke University School of Law.
Sally Bovensiepen joined Generation Investment Management in 2013 and is a member of the Client Team. Previously, Sally was an engagement officer at Pensions and Investments Research Consultants, where she focused on sustainability research and corporate governance engagement on behalf of the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum. Sally started her career as a water research analyst with EIRIS, which provides environmental, social and governance research.
Sally received an MA in Natural Sciences with specialties in Ecological Sciences and Environmental Economics from Cambridge University. She speaks conversational French.
Annabel Brooks joined Generation Investment Management in 2020 and is a member of the Client Team. Prior to Generation, Annabel worked at Impax Asset Management.
Annabel received an LLB in Law from University College London and completed an Investment Management Certificate and the CFA Certificate in ESG Investing.
Ghizlane Butcher joined Generation Investment Management in 2023 and is a member of the Client Team. Previously, Ghizlane was a director at Bridgepoint, where she spent seven years working closely with institutional investors across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, focusing on fundraising and investor relations activities for private markets funds. She started her career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs in London.
Ghizlane received a BA from ISCAE Business School in Casablanca and a master’s degree in Corporate Finance from ESSEC Business School in Paris. She is fluent in French and Arabic.
Janine Campling joined Generation Investment Management in 2020 and is a member of the Client Team. Previously, Janine worked at Anglo American, Deutsche Private Wealth & Asset Management and Barclays Capital.
Janine received an MBA from Arden University.
Janine serves as a board member of Global Urban Development, a non-profit organisation which focuses on international policy and sustainable development initiatives at community level.
Loretta Fielding joined Generation Investment Management in 2019 and supports the head of the Client Team and the head of strategic communications. Previously, Loretta worked at Barclays, Close Brothers Asset Management and Investec.
Loretta received a master’s degree in Homoeopathy from Technikon Witwatersrand (University of Johannesburg).
Michael Golden joined Generation Investment Management in 2019 as Director of Strategic Communications. Previously, Mike was head of group communications at Zurich Insurance Group. He was also deputy head of communications at Deutsche Bank and head of EMEA communications at J.P. Morgan Chase.
Mike received a BA in Government and Legal Studies from Bowdoin College. He speaks conversational Spanish.
Michelle Huang joined Generation Investment Management in 2012 and is a member of the Client Team. Previously, Michelle was a vice president at Hall Capital Partners, where she provided portfolio construction and servicing for ultra-high net worth families, institutions and endowments.
Michelle received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Michelle serves on the board of In Our BackYard, a non-profit organisation focused on crowd-resourcing for local communities. She also serves on the Finance Committee of PEWIN (Private Equity Women in Network). She speaks conversational Cantonese and Mandarin.
Susan Leong joined Generation Investment Management in 2023 and is a member of the Client Team. Previously, Susan was an executive assistant at Lone Pine Capital.
Susan received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, East Bay.
Emilie Karlsson joined Generation Investment Management in 2022 and is a member of the Client Team. Previously, Emilie worked for BlackRock as an associate on the sustainable investing team.
Emilie has a MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA in Economics from the University of Cambridge.
Mark Mills joined the founding team of Generation Investment Management in 2005 and is a member of the Client Team. Previously, Mark established a sustainable investment business in partnership with Zurich-based Sustainable Asset Management (SAM) and lead SAM’s operations in Australia. Prior to that, Mark was a founding director of CS First Boston Asset Management Australia, a bond research analyst at CS First Boston Australia and worked for 10 years in software engineering including for NEC and Logica.
Mark received a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Melbourne and was the recipient of a post graduate research scholarship from the Japanese government at Yokohama National University. Mark speaks Japanese and is an avid student of Mandarin.
Mark serves as chair of Australian Wildlife Conservancy UK and is a founder and Director of the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change.
Mark Miness joined Generation Investment Management in 2020 and is a member of the Client Team. Previously, Mark was a director at AMP Capital, vice president in institutional sales at Cohen & Steers and an associate director at Wellington Management Company.
Mark received a BS in Finance & Marketing from Questrom School of Business, Boston University.
Claudia Reim joined Generation Investment Management in 2020 and is a member of the Client Team. Previously, Claudia was a managing director at Goldman Sachs Asset Management and head of Nordic institutional business, where she was responsible for business development and servicing of institutional investors across Northern Europe.
Claudia received a BA (Hons) in European Business from the Berlin School of Economics and Law. She holds an Investment Management Certificate and the CFA Certificate in ESG Investing.
Brian White joined Generation Investment Management in 2023 and is a member of the Client Team. Previously, Brian worked at Wellington Management Company in institutional business development and at Nationwide Financial.
Brian received a BA in Economics from the University of Southern California.