The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) board has today announced the appointment of Rebecca Mikula-Wright as Chief Executive Officer of the organisation.

Ms Mikula-Wright steps into the role with over 20 years’ experience in climate change, sustainability and investment banking in Hong Kong, Europe and Australia.

She has been the Executive Director of the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) for almost five years and will continue to lead the AIGCC, managing both organisations who share a governance structure.

IGCC Chair Stephen Dunne said: “We’re excited to announce Rebecca as the new IGCC CEO. Our industry is experiencing incredible momentum on climate change as more investment managers move to address climate risks and take advantage of the opportunities in the transition to net zero emissions.

“We are fortunate to have someone of Rebecca’s calibre step in and lead the dual organisations during this time of enormous growth.

“In particular Rebecca will bring to the table valuable insights from rapidly moving Asian economies that make up the bulk of our export markets and in which many Australian and New Zealand investors are increasingly active in.”

Ms Mikula-Wright’s appointment follows the decision of Emma Herd to step down earlier this year after six years as IGCC CEO.

Ms Mikula-Wright said: “IGCC is the kind of organisation you dream of leading. It’s exciting to step into this role as we continue to accelerate investor action on climate change and investment practices for our future. I look forward to working with investors, companies and governments to achieve a resilient net zero emissions economy by 2050.

“I couldn’t be more honoured to have been chosen to lead this organisation, while I continue to remain dedicated to the AIGCC network and team.”

IGCC members represent $2 trillion in funds under management in Australia and New Zealand and $20 trillion around the world.

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