Catherine Winner leads the Global Stewardship Team for Goldman Sachs Asset Management. In this role, she manages the firm’s global proxy voting policy, which informs nearly 10,000 annual votes across 71 different markets. She also oversees approximately 400 annual company engagement meetings, covering such key topics as diversity and inclusion and disclosure of material ESG data. Through these programs, Winner promotes the adoption of best practices in corporate governance and amplifies Goldman Sachs’ commitment to accelerating the climate transition and driving inclusive growth. Winner is a One Million Black Women Ambassador, helping to drive the strategic direction of the initiative. She further contributes to industry stewardship by serving on the Investor Advisory Group for the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, as well as chairing the Corporate Governance Advisory Council within the Council of Institutional Investors. Winner joined Goldman Sachs in 2018 as a vice president and was named managing director in 2021.
Prior to joining Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Winner was a vice president in corporate governance at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, where she was a member of its Proxy Review Committee, ESG Working Group, and Morgan Stanley’s Women in Business Alliance. She started her career at Lord Abbett, where she built and grew the corporate governance team. Winner earned an M.B.A. from the Fordham University Gabelli School of Business in 2009 and a B.A. from Colgate University in 2002.