UKSIF opens nominations for new Chair as Michael Meehan announces departure

James Alexander
James Alexander21st June 2022

UKSIF, the UK’s leading sustainable finance network has announced the opening of nominations for Chair, following the announcement that Michael Meehan is to step down after three successful years in post.

Under Meehan’s tenure, during which the organisation celebrated its 30th anniversary, UKSIF has seen the recruitment of a new Chief Executive, James Alexander, a substantial increase in membership numbers – now numbering nearly 300 – a revitalised strategy and mission, new Policy Vision, increased events programme, and participation in several major regulatory advisory groups.

Michael Meehan said: “As my business and family interests move towards Canada, the time is right for a new Chair to take the helm at UKSIF. The new Chair joins the organisation at a great time for the sustainable finance agenda and a period of immense growth and development for UKSIF with a revitalised Board, CEO and staff team and substantial growth in UKSIF’s membership, influence and programmes.

 “I’m very proud of the organisation’s work under my tenure and look forward to continuing to see UKSIF drive forward the UK’s sustainable finance industry as my successor takes the reins of this fantastic organisation.”

 

The UKSIF Board is now seeking candidates to apply for the role of Chair. Further details can be found on the UKSIF website here.

 

Notes

About UKSIF

UKSIF exists to bring together the UK’s sustainable finance and investment community and support our members to expand, enhance and promote this key sector. Our work drives growth and new opportunities for our members as global leaders in the sustainable finance industry.

UKSIF represents a diverse range of financial services firms committed to these aims. Our nearly 300 members, managing over £10trn in assets under management (AUM), include investment managers, pension funds, banks, financial advisers, research providers, NGOs, among others.

UKSIF and our members have been hugely active in, and supportive of, efforts to promote the sustainable finance agenda and worked closely with policymakers and others to find new ways to overcome the barriers to the growth of sustainability and deliver progress towards decarbonisation of the economy.

  • Michael Meehan’s biography can be found here
  • Information for applicants on the Chair role can be found here
  • A review of UKSIF’s 2021 activities can be found here

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