RI People Moves, August 3: RIAA, ABI, Comerica, AMP, TIAA-CREF

Responsible investment people news

Janice Carpenter, the first co-president of the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia alongside Ross Knowles, has retired. Carpenter headed Australia’s first ethical investment practice, Melbourne-based Ethical Investment Services.

Aviva Investors’ Chief Executive Alain Dromer has been named the new chairman of the Association of British Insurers’ Investment Committee. He takes over from Standard Life Investments’ Keith Skeoch on September 15 and will beome a member of the ABI’s board. Last month, Kerrie Kelly stepped down unexpectedly as the ABI’s director general.

Dennis Johnson, the former Director of Corporate Governance at CalPERS and Chair of the Council of Institutional Investors Board of Directors, has resurfaced at Comerica Asset Management Group in the new role of Chief Market Strategist. Johnson left CalPERS in 2008 to become Managing Director of Shamrock Activist Value Fund.
Mans Carlsson-Sweeny has been appointed as Environmental, Social and Governance Research Analyst by Australia’s AMPCapital Investors. He was formerly with Carnegie Investment Bank and will work with Senior ESGResearch Analyst Ian Woods, reporting to Head of Sustainable Funds Michael Anderson.

Michael Muyot, founder and president of sustainable investment analytics firm CRDAnalytics, has been appointed to the board of advisors of corporate sustainability software company Green Nurture.

*US pension giant* TIAA-CREF has named Virginia Wilson as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Wilson, formerly CFOat Wyndham Worldwide Corp., will oversee TIAA-CREF’s finance and actuarial functions, including financial management and planning, actuarial, tax, accounting, and financial reporting. She takes over from Georganne Proctor, who was named Chief Integration Officer.

Clare Woodcraft has been named deputy director, UK, at the Shell Foundation, the charitable arm of Royal Dutch Shell. She was formerly Shell’s director of regional communications. Link

Graca Machel, the wife of former South African President Nelson Mandela has been named patron of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s new SRIIndex. The Index, which comprises 51 companies, is the first index of this nature in an emerging market and the first to be launched by an exchange, the JSEsaid. Link

Michael Dymond has joined the Universities Superannuation Scheme as portfolio manager in the private capital funds team. Dymond will focus on the selection and monitoring of private equity funds, reporting into Michael Powell, head of alternative assets.

Robert Gillespie has been appointed as the new Director General of the UK’s Takeover Panel. He will take up the role in September and be on secondment from Evercore Partners, where he is a Senior Managing Director, until 31 March 2013. Gillespie is a former member of the group managing board of UBS. Announcement