James Andrus

Interim Managing Investment Director, Board Governance and Sustainability, CalPERS

As CalPERS’ Board Governance & Sustainability program Interim Managing Investment Director, James coordinates with enterprise executive management and Investment Office leadership managing activities including board governance, emerging manager initiatives/programs, financial market and related regulatory concerns, human capital management along with sustainable investments and encompassing stakeholder relations. CalPERS’ is the largest public pension system in the United States with approximately $445.10 billion in global assets as of May 2022. 

James serves on the Healthy Markets Association Board, is a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Committee, a member of the International Accounting Standards Board Advisory Committee and serves as Co-Chair of the Financial Capital Committee of the International Corporate Governance Network.

Prior to joining CalPERS in 2014, James served as a Corporate Partner at the law firm K&L Gates working on mergers and acquisitions and alternative investments. While at K&L Gates, James also served as the President of the King County Bar Association.   

James is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law and the United States Military Academy at West Point.

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