UKSIF appoints Man Group ESG research head as chair

Micheal Meehan stepping down after three years

Jason Mitchell, head of responsible investment research at Man Group, has been appointed chair of the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF).

Having previously worked on the board, he steps up to replace Michael Meehan, managing partner at TCR Innovations, who announced his departure in June after three years to move to Canada.

Mitchell (pictured) has been head of responsible investment research at Man Group for four and a half years, and was previously sustainability strategist and portfolio manager at the firm.

As chair, he will work closely with UKSIF CEO James Alexander to ensure the board’s decisions are implemented and the organisation’s strategic goals are met.

“Jason is a hugely respected thought leader on sustainable finance and investment, and will bring enormous expertise to the organisation and our membership,” Alexander said.

“I’m looking forward to working closely with Jason and the whole board to advance UKSIF’s mission and drive forward the financial services industry’s role in advancing the UK’s sustainable future.

“I would like to extend my appreciation also to our outgoing chair, Michael Meehan, for his contributions and service to UKSIF over many years.”