People Moves: who is hiring who within the industry?
New appointments have been made across the UK, US, MENA, and Australia
An overview of this week's most important hires and departures within the global net zero community.
Standard Life names investment head
Standard Life UK has appointed Callum Stewart as head of investment proposition distribution.
Stewart and his team will be expected to provide sustainable investment solutions’ expertise for Standard Life’s workplace business and will be responsible for taking its investment proposition to market, while further developing relationships with clients and advisers across the workplace pension market.
Stewart joins from Hymans Robertson, where from 2021 he had acted as head of DC investment.
Mark Carney made Bloomberg board head
Mark Carney, former governor of the Bank of England, has been named as head of a new board of directors at Bloomberg.
He will retain his position as chair and head of transition investing at Brookfield Asset Management.
Since 2020, Carney has acted as a UN special envoy on climate action and finance. In this role, he founded the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero. Carney has also been a board member of Bloomberg Philanthropies since 2020.
Australian pension fund looks to double size of stewardship team
The Australian Retirement Trust (ART), one of Australia’s largest super funds, plans to expand its sustainable investments team to enhance its focus on sustainable investing across its $154 billion portfolio.
ART’s head of sustainable Investments, Nicole Bradford, said that issues such as climate change and the global challenge of transitioning the economy to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 meant expanding work in this space and a need to grow the team with eight newly created roles.
ART is currently recruiting for:
- Senior portfolio manager – ESG Member Choice Options & Impact Investments
- Portfolio manager – Research & Reporting
- Portfolio manager – ESG Member Choice Options
- Portfolio manager – Impact Investments
- Portfolio manager – Stewardship (Public Markets)
- Associate portfolio manager – Public Markets ESG Integration
- Senior portfolio analyst – Private Markets ESG Integration and Stewardship
- Senior portfolio analyst – ESG Data & Analytics
KKR makes appointments to global infrastructure team
Investment firm KKR has hired Charlie Gailliot at the firm as a co-head for global climate strategy, focused on climate-related investments as part of the infrastructure platform.
Gailliot, who is based in New York, joins fellow appointment Emmanuel Lagarrigue, who will act as global climate co-head also based in New York, and Neil Arora, who leads the strategy in Asia and is based in Singapore.
Gailliot joins KKR after 20 years as a private markets investor at Goldman Sachs, where he most recently served as head of the energy transition and the diversified industrials investment teams.
Prior to joining KKR, Lagarrigue was an executive committee member at Schneider Electric, with a focus on energy management infrastructure, industrial software and sustainability services. Arora joined KKR from Macquarie where he was the head of the firm’s Green Investment Group for Asia-Pacific, with a focus on renewable energy asset development.
MENA bank appoints head of ESG
Mashreq, the oldest privately owned bank in the United Arab Emirates, has named Faisal Mohammed Al Shimmari as its head of ESG & corporate strategy.
Al Shimmari will be expected to coordinate company objectives with long-term sustainable growth and industry standards for ESG measures, as well as integrate the bank’s ESG profile with efforts to combat climate change.
Previous positions for Al Shimmari include acting within the country’s Ministry of Interior, where he oversaw initiatives for digital transformation and artificial intelligence, and executive roles in the Abu Dhabi police force.