RI People & Appointments, April 11: Hermes Fund Managers chairman steps down

RI’s regular Monday review of people moves and appointments.

Glyn Jones is stepping down as Chairman of Hermes Fund Managers, the asset manager owned by the BT Pension Scheme, after a three-year stint in the role. Hermes said it is looking for a replacement. Jones, former CEO at Thames River Capital and Gartmore Investment Management, took over from Richard Bernays in 2008.

Sir Geoffrey Chandler, the former Shell executive who was the founder chair of Amnesty International’s UK Business Group, has died at the age of 88. He was also a founding member of SustainAbility’s Council. Guardian obituary and blog post from SustainAbility’s John Elkington.

Gianna McCarthy, director of corporate governance at the New York State Common Retirement Fund, has been named as a board member of the US Council of Institutional Investors. Other newcomers to the board include Carol Nolan Drake of the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, Jane Hamblen of the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, Michael McCauley of the Florida State Board of Administration and Patrick McElligott of the Washington State Investment Board. Announcement
Silvia Arto has been appointed Head of Corporate Social Responsibility for BNP Paribas’ Investment Solutions arm. She was formerly Head of Communication for BNP Paribas Personal Investors in France and Head of External Communications (ex-France) having joined the group in 1999.
Sudip Hazra, an environmental, social and governance (ESG) analyst at Bloomberg, has joined CA Cheuvreux as an ESG analyst in Paris.

Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, the former chairman of Royal Dutch Shell who chairs Hermes Equity Ownership Services, is to take over as chairman of the FTSE4Good Policy Committee. He succeeds former Co-operative Bank CEO Sir Mervyn Pedelty, who died last year. Index firm FTSE is to name an ESG award in Sir Mervyn’s honour.Sportswear giant Nike has advertised a job vacancy for a “Code for a Better World Fellow” – to help it open its sustainability data to the wider world. The successful candidate will be responsible for “the creation of prototypes that demonstrate how opening Nike’s sustainability data can be a force to drive change.” 
Mary Robinson, the former Irish Prime Minister and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, is among the prominent individuals named to the judging panel of the 2011 Katerva sustainability awards. New York-based Katerva is a charity organization designed to accelerate innovations for sustainability through recognition, award, and shared intelligence.

Patrick Race has been named head of Mercer’s UK Investment Consulting business. Race, who formerly headed up the firm’s UK regional consulting teams, takes over from Fiona Dunsire who is stepping down to focus on client work.

Kieran Graham and Joanna Boswell have been appointed as directors of BA Pensions Trustees Ltd., according to company filings. Graham is General Manager, Operations Support at sponsor British Airways while Boswell is BA’s Head of Revenue & Customer Analysis.
ATP Private Equity Partners, the €7bn arm of responsible investment leader, the Danish pension fund ATP, is seeking an Associate to join its investment team in Copenhagen. ATP PEP has an annual investment programme of €400-500m. LInk

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