IGCC appoints Rebecca Mikula-Wright as new Chief Executive

07/07/2021

The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) has hired a new Chief Executive Officer.

SYDNEY, Australia, July 1 2021, (PRESS RELEASE) -- Rebecca Mikula-Wright (pictured) joins IGCC from the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC), where she has been executive director for almost five years. Mikula-Wright will continue to lead the AIGCC, managing both organisations, which share a governance structure.

"We're excited to announce Rebecca as the new IGCC CEO," said IGCC chair Stephen Dunne. "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."

Mikula-Wright has 20 years' experience in climate change, sustainability and investment banking in Hong Kong, Europe and Australia. She has previously been the director, investor initiative at IGCC, and has held roles at BlackRock, Nomura International and Exxon Mobil.

Dunne pointed to Mikula-Wright's insights from Asian economies, noting that those countries "make up the bulk of our export markets and in which many Australian and New Zealand investors are increasingly active."

Mikula-Wright's appointment follows the departure of Emma Herd earlier this year after six years as IGCC CEO. Herd has joined EY Australia as a partner in the Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) practice.

"IGCC is the kind of organisation you dream of leading," Mikula-Wright said. "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.

About IGCC

IGCC is a collaboration of Australian and New Zealand investors focusing on the impact that climate change has on the financial value of investments.

The IGCC represents institutional investors, with total funds under management of over $2 trillion, and others in the investment community interested in the impact of climate change on investments. The IGCC aims to encourage government policies and investment practices that address the risks and opportunities of climate change, for the ultimate benefit of superannuants and unit holders.