Director, Head of Investment Stewardship Team
Pru Bennett is a Director at BlackRock and is Head of BlackRock's Investment Stewardship team for the Asia Pacific Region based in Hong Kong. In that role Pru leads a team that is responsible for engagement and proxy voting activities in relation to the companies in which BlackRock invests on behalf of clients. Pru's team is located in Hong Kong and Tokyo.
Pru is an active participant in the public debate on corporate governance, stewardship and responsible investment and as such regularly speaks and writes on the importance of these issues for company performance and investment decisions. In 2013, Pru was named as one of Australia’s top 10 Women of Influence in Corporate Governance. Pru represents BlackRock on a number of industry and regulatory bodies including ESG Working Group of the Australian Financial Services Council and the Public Shareholder Group of Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission.
In April 2017 Pru was appointed by the Government of Hong Kong to the Advisory Board to the Securities and Futures Commission.
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.