RI People & Apppointments, Oct. 24: International Integrated Reporting Committee names CEO

RI’s regular round-up of people news

Paul Druckman, the former chairman of environmental data firm Trucost, has been named Chief Executive of the International Integrated Reporting Committee. Druckman has played a key role in the IIRC since its inception as Chairman of Prince Charles’ Accounting for Sustainability Project. Druckman’s appointment will “allow us to move ahead as we transition the already successful IIRC into a more independent secretariat status” said IIRC Chairman Mervyn King. Announcement

Canadian investment manager, Addenda Capital, has hired Brian Minns as Sustainable Investment Specialist to develop a new sustainable investment program at the firm. Minns joins the firm from the Responsible Investing team at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Prior to that he was Associate in the Responsible Investment practice of Mercer in their Toronto office. Addenda, which runs money for Canadian institutional and high net worth investors, said Minns would be involved in developing and implementing an ESG analysis process to be integrated into its investment process.

Dean Paatsch, the former head of Australian operations at MSCI’s ISS/RiskMetrics arm, has set up a new governance advisory company called Ownership Matters. The venture includes former ISS colleagues Martin Lawrence and Simon Connal, according to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald. Paatsch left ISS last year (RI coverage).

Daniel Smith has been named head of Australian Research at proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services. ISS also announced that it would continue its expansion in Australia and relocate its staff to parent MSCI’s office in Sydney at the beginning of next year. Announcement

James Keohane has been named president and CEO of C$35.7bn (€25.6bn) UN Principles for Responsible Investment signatory the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP). He takes over from John Crocker, who is retiring at the end of December. Keohane’s duties as Chief Investment Officer will be assumed by David Long and Jeff Wendling.

Lauren Faber, former Assistant Secretary for Climate Change at the California Environmental Protection Agency, has joined the Environmental Defense Fund. She will take on the role of political director for the West Coast operations at the US non-profit organisation.Paul Costello, the first CEO of the now NZ$17.4bn (€10.1bn) founding UN PRI signatory the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, has joined private equity giant Blackstone Group as non-executive Chairman for Australia and New Zealand.

Mike Krzus, former Partner at Grant Thornton in the United States has launched a new integrated reporting consultancy for companies and sustainability reporting advisors, Mike Krzus Consulting, Inc. Krzus retired from Grant Thornton in August 2011 and is the co-author, with Robert G. Eccles, Professor of Management Practice at the Harvard Business School, of the first book on integrated reporting, One Report: Integrated Reporting for a Sustainable Strategy.

Brian Ector, Vice President of Investor Relations for Calgary-based oil producer Baytex Energy Corp., has been appointed to the board of directors of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI), the trade body.

Gay Huey Evans has been appointed as a non-executive director, and member of the Corporate Responsibility Committee, at insurance and asset management firm Aviva Plc. She also has non-executive roles at the International Swaps and Derivatives Association and London Stock Exchange Group and was previously Vice Chairman, Investment Banking & Investment Management at Barclays Capital.

Lucy P. Marcus, the Chief Executive of Marcus Venture Consulting and commentator on corporate governance, has been named as Professor of Leadership and Governance at the Spain-based IE Business School. Link

The Carbon Disclosure Project is seeking a Fundraiser, Nordic region. The initial 12-month contract is to focus on generating funding from a range of sources to support the global growth and impact of the CDP. The role will be based on the region; the closing date for applications is October 31. CDP job site

Sustainable consulting firm SustainAbility has advertised two roles. It is seeking an Analyst for its San Francisco office and a manager for its London office. The deadline for applications is November 15 and October 31 respectively.