RI People & Appointments, March 27: Leanne Clements named Red Line Voting Campaign Manager at £650bn trustee body AMNT

The latest ESG movers and shakers

Leanne Clements, formerly Responsible Investment Manager at the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) and Responsible Investment Officer at the West Midlands Pension Fund, is joining the Association of Member Nominated Trustees (AMNT) as its Red Line Voting Campaign Manager, effective from April. The AMNT is the UK body that has nearly 700 members from pension schemes with collective assets of more than £650bn. Clements will work with the AMNT and its members to support the adoption and implementation of Red Line Voting policies, which aim to facilitate ‘far greater direction from institutional investors in environmental, social, and corporate governance’. Clements resigned from the PPF, the pension lifeboat scheme, in October last year having taken over the role after her friend Ebba Schmidt died in November 2015.

Ingrid Bonde, the former pension executive who was most recently CFO at Sweden’s State owned wind energy firm Vattenfall, has been named as a member of the Swedish Governance Board, the administrative body managing the country’s Corporate Governance Code. She succeeds Ulla Litzén, who declined re-election. Bonde was CEO at life insurance and pension firm AMF from 2008 to 2012.

Artealia Gilliard is joining the Nathan Cummings Foundation (NCF) as its first Director of Communications. She was most recently a member of the Obama Administration where she served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Transportation. The NCF, founded by the founder of Consolidated Foods (later Sara Lee), said she would enable it to “stand up for its values and promote the truth in an era of ‘alternative facts’.”

Nick O’Donohoe, Senior Advisor at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has joined UK development finance institution CDC Group plc. as Chief Executive Officer. O’Donohoe, who co-founded Big Society Capital the ‘world’s first social investment bank’ with Sir Ronald Cohen in 2011, will join the CDC in June.Rowena Young, Director at UK innovation foundation NESTA, has been appointed as the first Executive Director of the Just Finance Foundation – the ‘fairer finance’ initiative launched by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. The new foundation – run by the Church Urban Fund – will continue the work of the Archbishop’s Task Group on Responsible Credit and Savings.

Elissa McBride has been elected as the new secretary-treasurer of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). McBride, who will assume office immediately, has been the US labor union body’s director of Education and Leadership Training since 2001.

Eva Scheerlinck has been appointed as the new CEO of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST), having been interim CEO since the departure of Tom Garcia earlier this month. Scheerlinck headed up AIST’s governance and stewardship department for the past six years and was the inaugural chair of the Indigenous Superannuation Working Group.

Turner Impact Capital, the Californian social impact investment firm that has a partnership with tennis star Andre Agassi, has named Kathleen Ball as Senior Asset Manager. Prior to joining the firm, she held positions with Mid-America Apartments, Bell Partners, AMLI Residential and Trammell Crow, among others.

Dutch sustainable bank Triodos is looking to recruit several positions, including: Senior Investment Officer, Private Equity Triodos Organic Growth Fund; Operational Risk Manager; and Senior RFP specialist.

A Senior Coordinator for the Shaping Sustainable Markets research group is being sought by the International Institute for Environment and Development. The group drives the IIED’s efforts to ensure that markets promote sustainable development at local and global levels. The closing date for applications is April 5.