RI People & Appointments, August 30: ATP’s chief executive resigns after three years

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Carsten Stendevad has resigned as CEO of Danish labour market pension giant ATP after just over three years in the role. ATP’s Board of Supervisors has initiated a search process and has appointed search firm AMROP to assist with the search, which is expected to be completed by year-end. Stendevad, who was formerly with Citi in New York, sits on the Danish Committee for Corporate Governance and is currently Chair of the Danish Government’s Working Group developing a stewardship code for institutional investors. He is also on the board of UNICEF Denmark. Stendevad, who is returning he US for family reasons, took over at ATP from Lars Rohde when the latter was named as the new governor of the Danish central bank. Announcement

Colin Butterfield has been appointed managing director, head of natural resources at Harvard Management Company. Reporting to René Canezin, managing director, head of public markets, Butterfield will oversee and develop HMC’s natural resources investment team. He was most recently CEO of Radar SA, a $2.2bn Brazilian farmland investment management joint venture between TIAA and Cosan SA.

Wendy Mayall, the former chief investment officer of Unilever’s pension fund and ex-group CIO at insurer Liverpool Victoria (LV=), has been named a non-executive director at Phoenix Group, the London-listed closed life assurance fund consolidator. A former chair of the investment committee at the Mineworkers Pension Scheme, Mayall is also non-executive Senior Independent Director of the Aberdeen UK Tracker Trust plc.

Jim Fava has joined sustainability services and solutions provider Anthesis Group as Chief Strategist. Fava founded the Product Sustainability RoundTable and the Forum for Sustainability through Life Cycle Innovation.

Dalton Philips, the former CEO of UK supermarket chain Morrisons has joined the board of One51, the Irish plastics and environmental services firm, as an independent non-executive director. Also joining the board is Pat Gilroy, the former Gaelic football player who is a board member of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and a former Secretary of the Energy Institute in Ireland.Peter Munro, Head of Investor Relations at the European Investment Bank (EIB), is joining ICMA (the International Capital Markets Association) as Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy. His responsibilities at ICMA are set to include a special focus on the Green Bond Principles.

David Emerson is stepping down as chief executive of UK-based Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) later this year. During his time with the organisation he catalyzed much thinking around social investment, describing foundations and trusts as one of the few sources of genuine risk capital for social sector organisations. He reportedly plans to do part-time work for the social sector going forward.

A Human Rights Reporting Analyst is being sought by Shift, the non-profit organization chaired by John Ruggie, the author of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. It said: “As part of our program on corporate reporting to drive improvements in management of human rights, we are hiring a Human Rights Reporting Analyst. The position is based in London or New York City and is full-time with a fixed term of three years.”

The Principles for Responsible Investment’s Policy Advisory Committee is recruiting at least two asset owners and up to four non-asset owners. The committee, whose policy work includes ‘The case for investor engagement in public policy’, ‘Fiduciary duty in the 21st century’ and ‘How asset owners can drive responsible investment’, has current members drawn from major investors such as CalPERS, PGGM Investments and APG Asset Management.

The PRI is looking for a Research Officer to support the day-to-day management of research activities and to liaise with its Academic Network. The ideal applicant will have a working understanding of academic research and how to translate analysis and findings into accessible outputs for a practitioner audience. The role reports to the Head of Academic Research and will be based in Central London.