Stockholm (NordSIP) – Following the announcement of her departure as CEO of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), it has now been revealed that Fiona Reynolds will join Australian financial media company Conexus Financial as its CEO in January 2022.
Reynolds explained she was attracted to Conexus Financial as a purpose-driven organisation and platform for change and was passionate about contributing to solutions focused on the end member. “How do we really build a financial system that works for the many not the few?” she said. “We need to think about the world into which people are going to retire, in addition to their retirement income. People, profit and planet must go together. For me personally I’ve always worked in areas and with people I believe are mission driven and that is evident at Conexus Financial.”
The return to Australia, gives the outgoing leader of the UN PRI the opportunity to push for further engagement with sustainable investments in a country that has not yet committed to CO2 emissions neutrality. “I want to make a difference in my own country while also contributing globally and I am genuinely excited to be able to combine my superannuation background and sustainability experience,” she said. “There is a lot to be done in the Australian superannuation industry particularly on the retirement income side and Conexus Financial provides a meaningful platform to guide the industry to global best practice.”
Colin Tate, Founding CEO of Conexus Financial, will become executive chair of the business focusing on expanding its global offerings and its domestic impact through The Conexus Institute. “I am proud of what we have achieved at Conexus Financial so far and we have much growth in front of us. I’m looking forward to working with Fiona and to building Conexus to become an even more influential platform for change,” Tate concluded.
Image courtesy of UN PRI