Christianna Wood, CFA, CAIA
Chairman of the Board, Global Reporting Initiative
Christianna (“Christy”) has over 30 years of experience managing institutional capital on a global basis in traditional and alternative asset classes. Currently, Christy is the Chairman of the Board of the Global Reporting Initiative based in the Netherlands, the leading standard setter of global sustainability reporting standards.
Previously, Christy was the CEO of Capital Z Asset Management, the largest dedicated sponsor of hedge funds, having sponsored 17 hedge funds totalling almost $7 billion. Ms. Wood was also the Senior Investment Officer for the Global Equity unit of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), where she was responsible for over $150 billion in equity, bond and alternative assets.
Christy is also on the Boards of the H&R Block Corporation and the International Securities Exchange. Additionally, Ms Wood is an independent director of Grange Insurance, a multi-line mutual insurance company and The Merger Fund, a merger arbitrage hedge fund. Ms Wood is a Trustee of Vassar College, serves on the Investment, Audit, Budget and Finance Committees and is Chairman of the Vassar College Trustee Investor Responsibility Committee.
Christy is a former Chairman of the Board of the International Corporate Governance Network, a global corporate governance membership body of international investors, and is also a member of the Board of the International Integrated Reporting Council, a London-based non-profit promoting a global reporting framework.