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Decision-makers should be incentivized to deliver on ESG promises, have a meaningful portion of their remuneration linked to sustainability objectives and be held accountable for progress toward them.

Katherine Savage

Partner, People Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP; EY EMEIA Reward Sustainability Advisor

Passionate reward and talent leader. Helps drive sustainable remuneration and effectively navigate the future of work. Enjoys time in Cornwall with her husband and son, fresh air, seafood, surfing.

Katherine is a leader in EY’s People Advisory Services practice. She has extensive experience in creating effective reward and HR strategies across leading Financial Services global organizations. A large proportion of her career has been spent within emerging markets and organizations in periods of unprecedented change and crisis management; focused on building out HR functions, establishing governance controls, achieving cost and total reward optimization and regulatory alignment.

Katherine has more than 20 years of relevant global experience, leading teams in the UK, Europe, US, South Africa and Moscow (with a significant focus on emerging markets).

She holds an MA in Human Resources Management and BSc. Biology, University of Leeds, UK. 

How Katherine is building a better working world

“For me, building a better working world is about leading and being a disruptive voice on diversity and inclusion. I do this by working with EY clients to support the focus on developing a culture driven by inclusive leadership behaviors to leverage differences to achieve business results.”

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