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Associate Director, Head of Policy and Advocacy
Ingrid Holmes joined Hermes in 2018 and leads its policy and advocacy work. She has over 13 years of experience working on environmental policy and sustainable finance issues, with a long-standing interest in climate change. Prior to joining Hermes, Ingrid was a director at sustainable development think tank E3G, leading a range of global initiatives on sustainable and inclusive finance, including the establishment of the UK Green Investment Bank. She has also held positions at the low carbon asset manager Climate Change Capital; been an energy and environment adviser to UK Parliament; and adviser at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Ingrid has also held several government advisory roles, including Adviser to the Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Energy Security (2009), Sherpa to the Green Investment Bank Commission (2010/2011), Member of the UK Green Finance Initiative (2016/2018), Member of the European Commission’s High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (2017/2018) and ran the Secretariat for the Green Finance Taskforce (2017/2018). Prior to her career in public policy, Ingrid worked for 9 years in science publishing and journalism, with her last role based in New York working for Nature Publishing Group. She has a BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Edinburgh and an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London.