Pollination adds to exec committee

Next phase of growth for the climate and nature advisory business

Climate and nature advisory firm Pollination has added Diana Callebaut, Shane Flatman and Rob Grant to its newly created executive committee amid a wider expansion and scale-up of the business.

The business is expanding into Asia, beginning with a focus on Singapore and Tokyo, working directly with financial institutions, corporates and governments to steer the flow of capital to the most effective climate and biodiversity solutions. 

Callebaut (pictured right) was most recently head of real assets and private markets at the $110bn NSW Government Sovereign Investment Manager, and has joined Pollination as global head of investment.

Flatman (pictured left) was formerly COO at OneVentures and prior to that COO of BlackRock Australia, and joins as Pollination’s chief financial officer.

Meanwhile, Grant has become head of projects, having held clean energy leadership roles including director of energy at Fortescue Metals Group, CEO of Pacific Hydro, and chair of the Clean Energy Investor Group.

He will steer the group’s origination, development and delivery of decarbonisation projects.

Furthermore, Paul Orton, group general manager (internal audit) at ANZ, will join Pollination’s board. This follows ANZ’s recent $50mn investment in Pollination and formation of a partnership to deliver the next generation of sustainable finance solutions.

Martijn Wilder AM, CEO at Pollination, said of the appointments: “We founded Pollination with a bold ambition to build a global leader with real impact and capable of delivering a net zero and nature positive world. 

“To achieve this, we’re assembling the best and brightest minds from around the world. Diana, Shane and Rob have been at the forefront of change in their respective fields and will be fundamental to our future.

“In the face of a global problem, we’re building a formidable global team – one that will not shy away from disrupting the status quo.”


Natalie Kenway

Natalie is editor in chief at MA Financial covering ESG Clarity, Portfolio Adviser and International Adviser. She was previously global head of ESG insight for ESG Clarity and has been an investment journalist...