Terri Eggleton is Impact Investment and Partnership Manager for BayTrust in New Zealand, where she has been working for over ten years.
Fabienne Michaux is currently working with the United Nations Development Programme to develop global impact practice standards for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)-enabling investments. She is also a part-time Professor of Practice (Finance) at Deakin Business School, interim Co-Chair of the Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing (AAB), Co-Chair of an Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative working group, and a non-executive director of Housing Choices Australia Ltd. and The Song Room. Fab previously enjoyed a 30 year executive career, including 22 years with S&P Global Ratings where in her final role she was the Australian Country Head and Head of Developed Markets Asia-Pacific.
Alastair Rhodes was appointed Chief Executive of BayTrust in 2015. BayTrust has a current investment portfolio of ~$220m of assets and has recently committed to allocating 6% of its investment base to Impact Investments with this allocation raising to 10% if sufficient opportunities are identified. Prior to his appointment, Alastair has held senior executive roles in the aviation and consulting industries and has a background in legal, commercial and strategy.
Alastair has helped BayTrust to take a leadership position on impact investment in NZ with current concessionary impact investments totalling $4m and due diligence well underway on another $5m of non-concessionary impact investments throughout the BOP.
Alastair has a passion for the benefits associated from impact investing, both from the positive social returns and also the ability for this asset class to help compliment and diversify an overall investment portfolio through driving non correlated and acceptable risk adjusted commercial returns. Long term he has the ambition for the Trusts entire investment portfolio to not just drive the appropriate risk adjusted financial return but to also to do good at the same time with the view that this will not only produce positive social returns but also superior long term financial performance.
Jackson is a firm believer in the potential impact investing has to transform some of the most significant challenges facing New Zealand. From an initial career in corporate law advising on capital raising transactions, Jackson has since worked either within impact-oriented organisations or helped them gain investment. Through this work he has advised large numbers of organisations on their impact investment goals, and worked with them on their journey to achieve these. Jackson’s career highlight is one of his current projects, as part of the management team of New Zealand’s first impact investment fund, the Impact Enterprise Fund.