People & Appointments: Impact Investing Institute announces new CEO

The latest ESG movers and shakers: Persefoni replaces CSO, David Fairs joins consultancy LCP from UK pensions regulator.

Kieron Boyle has been appointed as the new CEO of the Impact Investing Institute. Boyle leaves his job as chief executive of the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation, and was previously director of impact investment at the UK government’s Cabinet Office. He replaces Sarah Gordon, who stepped down earlier this year but remains a senior adviser.

Kristina Wyatt has been promoted to chief sustainability officer at climate accounting platform Persefoni. Wyatt, who joined Persefoni last year as deputy general counsel and senior vice-president of global regulatory climate disclosure, will continue on in the counsel role. Before joining Persefoni, Wyatt was senior counsel for climate and ESG to the director of the division of corporation finance at the SEC and worked on the regulator’s climate disclosure rules. She also spent 10 years at Latham and Watkins, including as director of sustainability.

Wyatt replaces Tim Mohin, who left the role in October to become a partner at Boston Consulting Group.

David Fairs, former executive director of regulatory policy, analysis and advice at the UK’s pensions regulator, is to join consultancy LCP as a partner in April. Fairs spent four years at the Pensions Regulator, and was previously a pensions partner at KPMG.

Anne Scott has been promoted to global climate solutions lead at Aegon Asset Management UK. Scott has been at the manager since 2005, serving most recently as investment services manager. Prior to joining Aegon, she worked at HSBC.

Jake Barnett has been promoted to managing director for sustainable investment strategies at Wespath Benefits and Investments. Barnett, whose previous role was as director for sustainable investment stewardship, joined Wespath in 2020 from Graystone Consulting, where he was an institutional consultant.

UNEP FI is hiring a consultant to develop policy guidance for signatories to the Principles for Responsible Banking. Applications close on 12 March.

Marie Bos has joined private investor HV Capital as its first ever vice-president for ESG. She leavers her role as a partner at Berlin-based M&H Advisory and Investments.

Jelena Macura has joined ING as vice-president for sustainable finance. Macura, who spent nearly four years as head of sustainable finance and manager for specialty chemicals at the European Chemical Industry Council, also sat on the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance. She previously also held a role as EU affairs analyst at Exxon.

Julie Abrams has been promoted to managing director, investment origination at NatureVest, The Nature Conservancy’s impact investing unit. Abrams, who also sits on Apollo Global Management’s impact advisory committee, joined The Nature Conservancy in 2022 as a senior director.

Martina Macpherson, head of ESG product management at SIX, has been appointed to the board of the Future of Sustainable Data Alliance and made co-chair of its new policy and regulation working group.