September 7, 2021

Communications & Stakeholder Relations
Contact: Megan White, Information Officer
(916) 795-3991 -

Sacramento, Calif.  – Henry Jones, president of the CalPERS Board of Administration, has been named the new chair of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) Board of Governors.

ICGN is an investor-led organization with a membership responsible for assets under management of more than $59 trillion. The organization works to advance the highest standards of corporate governance and investor stewardship worldwide.

“I am deeply honored to have been elected chair of the ICGN Board of Governors,” said Jones. “ICGN is the rare entity that unites institutional investors, stakeholders, and corporations to develop strategies on issues ranging from responsive and responsible corporate governance to global economic concerns including the societal impacts of investment policies. I look forward to working with the board to leverage our collective networks toward the continued evolution of sound and sustainable policies and principles for international investing.”

ICGN’s objectives are guided by the ICGN Global Governance Principles (PDF) and Global Stewardship Principles (PDF), and implemented through policy work, connecting members for knowledge-sharing, and educational efforts.

Mr. Jones succeeds Robert Walker, principal of LVC Strategies, who retired from the ICGN board at the organization’s annual general meeting on September 2.

About CalPERS

For more than eight decades, CalPERS has built retirement and health security for state, school, and public agency members who invest their lifework in public service. Our pension fund serves more than 2 million members in the CalPERS retirement system and administers benefits for more than 1.5 million members and their families in our health program, making us the largest defined-benefit public pension in the U.S. CalPERS' total fund market value currently stands at approximately $492 billion. For more information, visit