D'anne Hurd

D’Anne Hurd

Advisor on Board and Investor ESG Strategies

D’Anne brings a distinguished career as CCO and CFO with Fortune 500 companies to her role as an Independent Member of Boards of Directors for companies and investment firms focusing on sustainability.

BASE Boston

Background

Ms Hurd is a SEC qualified financial expert and ESG (sustainability) authority with two decades of experience as a member of, and consultant to, corporate Boards of Directors.

D’Anne leverages her CCO and CFO and Fortune 500 background, including audit oversight, SEC, Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank, and international regulatory experience, spanning software, technology, medical devices, pharma/biotech, financial services, telecommunications, and manufacturing.

Her board service has included one mutual fund, three public, and seven private corporate boards—including serving as Board Chair, Lead Independent Director, and Chair of Governance, Audit, Finance and Compensation committees—in cloud-based SaaS, technology, medical devices, pharma/biotech, financial services, telecommunications, retail, and manufacturing industries.

Expertise

  • Board strategy with ESG focus
  • Long-time investor in “demonstrated commitment to sustainability” companies
  • Legal and financial expertise focusing on M&A and IPOs
  • Extensive Corporate Board Director experience

Appointments, Awards, and Degrees

Board Appointments

Pax World Funds
Eileen Fisher, Inc.
Peckham Industries, Inc.

Certificates and Awards

Over 50 in-boardroom presentations
Featured NACD and NYSE speaker on board and governance issues

Degrees

Duke University, JD Corporate and Securities Law
University of CT, MBA Finance
Mount Holyoke, BA English Literature/Theater Arts