RI People & Appointments, Nov. 19: UN PRI names new Managing Director

The latest ESG movers and shakers

Fiona Reynolds has been named as Managing Director of the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment, a new role. Reynolds is currently CEO of the non-profit Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees and will work alongside PRI Executive Director James Gifford. She will oversee organisational development, signatory relations, communications, events, finance, operations, administration, reporting and assessment, and the day-to-day running of the organisation. She will join the London-based PRI Secretariat in February. She said: “I firmly believe that global investors working together can achieve the PRI’s goals of a sustainable financial system.”

ESG research house Sustainalytics has named Ilja Zaanen as Responsible Investment Manager, Advisory Services, Amsterdam. Ilse Griek is named Responsible Investment Associate, Advisory Services, Amsterdam and Margaret Childe is a new Responsible Investment Associate, Advisory Services, Toronto. Link

Joanne Segars, chief executive of the UK’s National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF), has been elected chair of the European Federation for Retirement Provision (EFRP), the Brussels-based industry group. Segars, who will remain CEO at the NAPF, succeeds Patrick Burke. The EFRP is also changing its name to PensionsEurope.

Mark Dybul has been named as the new Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Dybul is a former US Global AIDS Coordinator who currently co-directs the Global Health Law Program at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University. Announcement

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), the largest US pension fund, is seeking an Investment Officer to work under the general direction of the Portfolio Manager, Global Governance Program. Link*Cary Krosinsky has been appointed* as the first Executive Director of the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets, the network of finance sector professionals, academics and others who have an active interest in long-term investing. Krosinsky was until recently Senior Vice President, North America at environmental data firm Trucost. Krosinsky has teaching posts on sustainability and investing at Columbia University’s Earth Institute and the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business. He was Co-Editor/Author of 2008’s Sustainable Investing: The Art of Long-Term Performance as well as 2012’s Evolutions of Sustainable Investing. Announcement

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York in the UK are recruiting investment specialists to serve as Church Commissioners and members of the Commissioners’ Assets Committee. “Expertise is sought in one or more of the following areas: private equity and credit strategies, real assets (such as timber, infrastructure or agricultural land), and alternative strategies (such as multi-asset, absolute return or hedge funds),” says the ad. The closing date is December 10.

EIRIS, the provider of research used by investors and financial institutions to assess the social, environmental, governance (ESG) and ethical performance of companies, is seeking a Head of Sales and Client Services. The role has a salary of £61,290 (€76,314) and comes as EIRIS “aims to double its business over the next few years”. The closing date is December 12. Link

Transparency International UK, the UK arm of the anti-corruption campaign group, is seeking a new Executive Director. The London-based role, reporting through the Chair to the Board of Trustees, provides the overall executive leadership for the organisation, and is responsible for the implementation of its strategy and delivery of its objectives.