RI People & Appointments, Dec. 9: International Corporate Governance Network names Waring as head

The latest ESG movers and shakers

Kerrie Waring has been appointed as the new Managing Director of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), the investor-led organisation representing US$18trn in assets. Waring, who joined the ICGN in 2008 as Chief Operating Officer, was named Acting Head following the departure of former head Carl Rosen in 2011.

Mikael Angberg starts today as chief investment officer of Första AP-fonden (AP1), the SEK246bn (€27.5bn) Swedish government fund and leading responsible investor. He joins from bond manager PIMCO in London, where he was Head of Business Development for the Nordic Region. He takes over the role from Johan Magnusson, who remains CEO.

Dan Sheldon, Chief Financial Officer at Broadridge, the US investor communication firm, is taking a temporary leave of absence for medical reasons. Broadridge said that until Sheldon returns, Michael Liberatore would act as Principal Financial Officer and David Lisa as Principal Accounting Officer.

Marjorie Scardino, the former CEO of UK media firm Pearson, has been appointed to the board of Twitter, the micro-blogging firm that recently held an initial public offering (IPO). She is the first woman to join Twitter’s board. According to press reports, which cited SEC filings as their source, Scardino and Twitter’s other independent directors are to receive $16m (€11.6m) in compensation, divided equally between cash and shares.

Geeta Aiyer, Founder and President of Boston Common Asset Management, the US sustainable fund firm, has been honored with the 2013 SRI Service Award. The award recognizes one individual each year who demonstrates a range of contributions to the SRI investment field. They include: industry leadership, significant innovations, high standards of ethical conduct, cooperation and communication, and success in expanding the world of SRI investing.Michelle McGregor-Smith, CEO of British Airways Pension Investment Management, has been named Chair of the Investor Steering Committee at hedge fund body the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA). The new Deputy Chair is Kurt Silberstein, Managing Director of Alternatives at Ascent Private Capital Management.

Edward Bonham Carter is stepping down as chief executive of listed UK fund firm Jupiter Fund Management. He will be succeeded by Distribution and Strategy Director Marten Slendebroek from March next year. Bonham Carter will remain on the board as Vice Chairman, reporting to Slendebroek.

Valerie Haertel, Senior Vice President of Investor Relations at State Street, has been named a director of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), the US corporate lobby group. The other new NIRI directors are David Calusdian, Partner at Sharon Merrill Associates, an IR advisory firm; Angeline McCabe, Vice President, Investor Relations at Health Net, a US managed care firm; and Nils Paellmann, Head of Investor Relations at T-Mobile’s US unit.

Nancy Sutley, Chair of the White House Council in Environmental Quality, has stepped down after five years in the role. The White House has not yet announced a replacement.

The Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF), which promotes sustainable forest management worldwide, has appointed seven new members to its board. They are: Sara Gutterman, chief executive of Green Builder Media; Kerry Cesareo, Managing Director at the World Wildlife Fund; Kenneth MacDicken, Senior Forestry Officer at the United Nations; Hank Menke, CEO of OFS Brands; Lenny Shibley, President of Inter-Continental Hardwoods; Erin Sills of North Carolina State University; and Kevin Thieneman, President of Caterpillar Forest Products.

Natasha Bilimoria has been appointed Director of US strategy at the GAVI Alliance, the immunisation group. She was most recently the President of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

The European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg is seeking a Loan Officer to develop and execute its Project Bonds Credit Enhancement (PBCE) transactions under the Project Bond Initiative (PBI). Advertisement