Tom Powdrill



I am responsible investment co-ordinator at the International Transport Workers Federation. This is a newly created post to support labour movement work on capital stewardship in Europe.

Prior to this I was Head of Communications at PIRC, and was involved in numerous shareholder engagement campaigns. Before I was a policy officer in the Economic and Social Affairs Department at the Trades Union Congress, working on pension and investment issues.


Whether performance-related pay actually works – how do incentives affect behaviour?

The benefits and limitations of using ‘ownership’ as a way of understanding investment.

Short-termism, and how to address it.

Investor transparency (ie disclosure of voting and engagement activity)

Tying together financial and governance reform with the need for decent pension provision.

Email: powdrill_tom[at]