News June 2023

New Committee Members Appointed

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Abigail Rotheroe to our Social Impact Investment Committee and Romane Thomas to our Investment Committee.

The Robertson Trust is pleased to confirm the appointment of two new external committee members, Abigail Rotheroe and Romane Thomas. 

Abigail joined our Investment Committee on 31st May 2023 and will be our representative on our new Social Impact Investment Committee.

Romane Thomas joined our Investment Committee on 31st May 2023.

Abigail Rotheroe 

Abigail has over twenty years of investment experience most recently as Investment Director at Snowball Impact Management, a sustainable and impact-focused asset manager.  She has been working in the social investment market for the past decade including five years at New Philanthropy Capital as Head of Social Investment.  Previously, Abigail was a Director of Threadneedle Investment, following positions at HSBC Asset Management and Schroders and has experience of institutional and retail investment.

She is a non-executive director of HydrogenOne Capital Growth plc, Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon plc and Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust plc and a member of WHEB Asset Management’s Advisory Committee.

Abigail is passionate about improving equality and diversity and has worked with The Young Foundation, Woman's Trust and the Fawcett Society.

Romane Thomas

Romane Thomas is the Investment and Sustainability Officer at Trinity College, Cambridge.

Romane is part of the Investment Team managing the College’s £2 billion endowment and oversees the stocks and shares portfolio (c. £1 billion). She leads all sustainability initiatives and is responsible for delivering on all the endowment’s sustainability commitments and targets across the property and stocks portfolio.

Previously, Romane was a consultant at McKinsey & Company in Zurich, where she led projects across the social and public sector in education, public health and finance. Romane has a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics, and a Dual Bachelors from Sciences Po Paris and Columbia University. She currently sits on the Young Advisory Committee of Cambridge Ahead.