People & Appointments: David Fairs resigns from The Pensions Regulator

The latest ESG movers and shakers: Standard Chartered names sr sustainability adviser; Scottish Widows elects new governance committee chair.

David Fairs will leave his position as executive director of regulatory policy, analysis and advice at The Pensions Regulator (TPR) in 2023. He joined TPR in 2018 following more than 23 years of service at KPMG where he was work and retirement partner. He also served two years on the board of supervisors for the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority. He will continue his roles as chairman of the Pensions Working Group of the Joint Forum on Actuarial Regulation and as governor of the Pensions Policy Institute.

Standard Chartered has appointed John Murton as senior sustainability adviser within its chief sustainability officer team. For the past three years, he served as the UK government’s COP26 envoy, coordinating the UK’s climate diplomacy for the Glasgow conference. Murton also formerly spent two years as British Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic, and UK permanent representative to the UN Environment Programme and deputy high commissioner in Nairobi.

Anna Bradley has been appointed as chair of Scottish Widows’ independent governance committee. She will replace Mark Stewart, who has been a committee member for eight years and chair for the past three. Bradley was previously chair and an independent board member of the Zurich Independent Governance Committee. She will continue in her roles as chair of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and senior independent director at Pay UK.

Karim Sayyad has been promoted to head of climate transition for investment solutions and sustainability in Credit Suisse’s wealth management division. He has worked at the bank for two years and previously held the role of climate transition lead. Sayyad was a member of the Financial Sector Expert Advisory Group for the Science Based Targets initiative for more than one year, and formerly worked at Nordea for more than eight years in sustainability roles.

Lloyd McAllister has been named head of sustainable investment at Carmignac. He previously worked as head of ESG research at Newton Investment Management for four years. He also worked in risk consulting for KPMG’s sustainability services for eight years.

Miguel Cuunjieng has been appointed as vice-president of corporate engagement at Calvert Research and Management. He was previously associate director of engagement at Federated Hermes. Cuunjieng has held several roles in sustainability, including environmental and social risk management at Wells Fargo and corporate programme manager for Ceres. He will continue his role as advisory board member to the Plastic Credit Exchange.

Olaf Brugman has been promoted to head of sustainability expertise at Rabobank following more than 21 years of service. He previously served as head of policy and risk sustainability. Brugman was also superintendent of sustainability at Sicredi in Brazil for more than two years.

Roger Charles has been appointed as executive director in the Institutional Banking Group’s sustainability team at DBS Bank. The IBG sustainability team is responsible for overseeing and implementing the bank’s responsible financing agenda. Charles was previously principal at dss+ for more than one year. Prior to this, he worked in ESG risk management for Standard Chartered for six years.

The Canadian Sustainability Standards Board (CSSB) implementation committee is recruiting members to help set sustainability disclosure standards in Canada. CSSB is seeking between 11 and 13 candidates to support its development before the organisation launches in April. Applications will close on 15 January.

Lena Gansterer has been hired as investment manager of the social entrepreneurship fund, fair-finance Vorsorgekasse. She previously worked at Impact Hub Vienna for 10 years, most recently as strategic partnerships director.

Tracy Stewart has been hired as senior director, investor strategies and shareholder governance at ESG research non-profit JUST Capital. She was previously director of research at the Council of Institutional Investors for more than one year.

Natalie Waskek has been promoted to associate director at Seventh Generation Interfaith Coalition for Responsible Investing. She was previously a shareholder advocacy manager for more than three years.