Posted on: April 17th, 2013
The following press release was issued by SRI industry association UKSIF on 15 April 2013.
sriServices would like to congratulate UKSIF and wish Simon all the best in this important position…
UKSIF APPOINTS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE
Senior investment executive Simon Howard
to take the helm at responsible investment trade association
London, 15 April 2013 –The UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) has appointed Simon Howard, a former Group Chief Investment Officer with over twenty years of experience in investment management, as its new Chief Executive. He will take over on 7 May at the trade association for responsible investment and other financial services that advance sustainable development.
During a City career that started in 1990, Simon Howard has been Group Chief Investment Officer at Liverpool Victoria, Head of Investments at Friends Provident and Managing Director at 3i Asset Management. In addition, he has cutting edge expertise in sustainable finance from his most recent role as Head of Sustainable Financial Markets at the charity Forum for the Future.
UKSIF Chair Martin Clarke said: “It is a testament to the importance of responsible investment today and to UKSIF’s role in the field that we have been able to attract an executive of Simon’s calibre as its next Chief Executive.”
Simon Howard said “UKSIF is recognised globally as a leading champion for sustainable investment and finance. I am delighted to join this highly regarded association and look forward to working with UKSIF’s board and members to build on its track record.”
Howard will replace Penny Shepherd who announced in late 2012 that she would be stepping down after eight years. She will act as an adviser during the transition before leaving the organisation at end June.
Notes to Editors
A photograph of Simon Howard is available on request.
About UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF)
The UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) supports the UK finance sector to be a global leader in advancing sustainable development through financial services. We promote and support responsible investment and other forms of finance that advance sustainable economic development, enhance quality of life and safeguard the environment. Founded in 1991, UKSIF has over 250 members including pension funds, asset managers, research providers, financial advisers, banks and non-governmental organisations. For more information, please visitwww.uksif.org.