Our leadership

Our firm is made up of a diverse group of more than 100 individuals connected by our mission. Across the team, this shared ambition creates a high degree of alignment, as well as a one-firm culture of collaboration and constant challenge.

Generation’s Management Committee is responsible for the day-to-day management of the business and delivery against our strategic objectives. It is responsible for our corporate governance framework, which sets strict controls for managing client assets and allows for operational control and risk management to be independently reviewed.

Al
Chairman

Al Gore

Al
Chairman

Al Gore

Former Vice President Al Gore is a Founding Partner and Chairman of Generation Investment Management. He was inaugurated as the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States on 20 January 1993 and served eight years.

He is the author of Earth in the Balance, An Inconvenient Truth, The Assault on Reason, Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis, and The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change. He was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, along with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for "informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change.”

David
Senior Partner

David Blood

David
Senior Partner

David Blood

David Blood is a Founding Partner and Senior Partner of Generation Investment Management. Previously, David spent 18 years at Goldman Sachs including serving as CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. David received a BA from Hamilton College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

David is chairman of Dialight, Social Finance UK and co-chair of the World Resources Institute and on the board of On the Edge Conservation. David is also a life trustee of Hamilton College.

Lisa
Partner & COO

Lisa Anderson

Lisa
Partner & COO

Lisa Anderson

Lisa Anderson joined Generation Investment Management in 2004 and is Chief Operating Officer and Chief Risk Officer. Previously, Lisa served in various project management roles at Goldman Sachs. Lisa was also a project analyst for Countrywide Bank in New Zealand and a financial accountant at UBS, PaineWebber and Prudential Holborn.

Lisa is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Mark
Partner & co-Chief Investment Officer

Mark Ferguson

Mark
Partner & co-Chief Investment Officer

Mark Ferguson

Mark Ferguson is a Founding Partner and co-Chief Investment Officer of Generation Investment Management, covering the Global Financials sector. Previously, Mark was co-head of the financials research team, member of the pan-European stock selection group, co-head of pan-European research, and global equity portfolio manager at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Mark was also an analyst at Schroder Investment Management.

Mark received a BSc in Urban Land Economy from Sheffield Hallam University and an MBA from the European University in Paris. He serves on the board of Conservation International.

Esther
Partner & Global Head of Client Team

Esther Gilmore

Esther
Partner & Global Head of Client Team

Esther Gilmore

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 master’s degree 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 and is a member of the European Council for Global Conservation, The Nature Conservancy.

Colin
Partner

Colin le Duc

Colin
Partner

Colin le Duc

Colin le Duc is a Founding Partner of Generation Investment Management, a founding member of the Growth Equity strategy and a member of the Just Climate management committee. He is also Head of Generation’s San Francisco office. Previously, Colin worked for Sustainable Asset Management in Zurich, Arthur D. Little in London and Total in Paris.

Colin received a BSc in International Management and Modern Languages from the University of Bath in the UK. He has lived in nine countries across four continents. Colin serves on the boards of the non-profit organisations NatureBridge and Ocean Conservancy.

Alex
Partner & General Counsel

Alex Marshall

Alex
Partner & General Counsel

Alex Marshall

Alexander Marshall joined Generation Investment Management in 2011 and is General Counsel and Compliance Oversight Officer. Previously, Alex was head of legal for the investment management division of Goldman Sachs outside the Americas and a senior counsel at Clifford Chance.

Alex received an LLB (Hons) and a Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Edinburgh and a Masters in Corporate and Commercial Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Alex is admitted as a solicitor by the Law Society of Scotland.

Miguel
Partner & co-Chief Investment Officer

Miguel Nogales

Miguel
Partner & co-Chief Investment Officer

Miguel Nogales

Miguel Nogales is a Founding Partner and co-Chief Investment Officer of Generation Investment Management, covering the Global Healthcare sector. Previously, Miguel was co-manager of pan-European and Swiss funds at Mirabaud & Cie, an analyst at WP Stewart and an analyst at Schroder Investment Management.

Miguel received a BA in Economics from Cambridge University. Miguel is a native Spanish speaker.

Lila
Partner & Head of Growth Equity Strategy

Lila Preston

Lila
Partner & Head of Growth Equity Strategy

Lila Preston

Lila Preston joined Generation Investment Management in 2004 and is Head of the Growth Equity strategy. Previously, Lila was a director of finance and development at VolunteerMatch in San Francisco. Lila was also a Fulbright Fellow in Southern Chile.

Lila received a BA in English and Latin American Studies from Stanford University and an MBA from London Business School. Lila speaks fluent Spanish.

Lila serves on the board of Nature’s Fynd and as a board observer for Pivot Bio, Optoro and CiBO Technologies.