Heather Shemilt, Managing Director and Head of Pensions, Endowments & Foundations Group, GOLDMAN SACHS

Heather Shemilt

Managing Director and Head of Pensions, Endowments & Foundations Group

Heather is head of the Pensions, Endowments & Foundations Group in the Securities Division. The group is responsible for providing pensions, endowments and foundations with cross asset solutions, strategic initiatives and private placement and co-investment opportunities. Previously, she was global head of Commodity Investor Marketing, where she was responsible for marketing commodities as an alternative asset class and as a means for clients to achieve portfolio diversification. In this role, she worked closely with pension funds, insurance companies, foundations and endowments. Heather joined Goldman Sachs in 1997 as an executive director within Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities in London. In this role, she marketed the Goldman Sachs Commodity Index (GSCI) to the firm's European clients until 1999, at which point she moved to New York and became head of GSCI North American marketing. Heather served in this capacity until 2000 when she became the global head of the GSCI business. She served as co-chair of the FICC Women's Network from 2003 to 2004. Heather was named managing director in 2003 and partner in 2008. Prior to joining the firm, Heather worked as a director and fixed income sales manager for Scotia Capital Markets, London, from 1985 to 1997. Heather earned a BComm from the University of British Columbia in 1983.