The appointment is effective immediately. Previous to the appointment Stephen has been acting Secretary of the Ethical Investment Advisory Group (EIAG). He will continue to support the EIAG while a successor is appointed.
Adam Matthews said “I am delighted that Stephen has joined the team. Through his role as Secretary to the Church’s Ethical Investment Advisory Group, Stephen has already demonstrated a deep understanding of and commitment to the Board’s ethical and responsible investment goals. In his new senior role he will work across all of the Board’s stewardship activities, including research, engagement, ESG integration and policy development. He will be a great asset to the Board.”
Stephen said of his appointment: “This is an exciting time to join the Pensions Board as it looks to increase capacity and further establish itself at the forefront of ethical and responsible investment. I’m joining a terrific team that has a clear mandate from the Board and is achieving great things in responsible investment.”
The Church of England Pensions Board manages funds totalling £2.5 billion. It provides retirement services to those who have worked for or served the Church. These services include the administration of pensions for over 38,000 people in more than 450 employers connected with the mission of the Church of England and the provision of retirement housing for around 2,500 retired clergy households through a variety of options.