CFA Society of the UK (“CFA UK”) is pleased to announce the election of Hilary Eastman, CFA as the new Chair of its Board of Directors. Hilary is Partner, ESG Reporting at KPMG UK in London. She joined the Board in 2018 and has previously worked at PwC, the IASB and Duff & Phelps. She replaces Lindsey Matthews, Chief Risk Officer at USS who has completed his six-year term on the Board. Hilary works with FTSE companies on the implementation of voluntary and mandatory sustainability reporting. She has over 20 years’ experience in corporate reporting (including in a standard setting capacity), investor engagement and business valuation and has a particularly keen interest in the future direction of corporate reporting, including the connectivity between sustainability and financial reporting.
Commenting on her appointment, she notes: “CFA UK’s mission is to educate, connect and inspire the investment community to build a sustainable future. That’s a bold ambition, but we are making progress towards it through our range of sustainable investing certificates. In the year ahead, we will build on that work and deliver on our brand promise – ‘We Grow Talent’. We work in a sector that is evolving quickly. It’s our role to make sure that professional and ethical standards develop in parallel and that every investment professional knows what good practice looks like. The sector’s clients expect it and its regulators require it.’
At the society’s AGM, she thanked Lindsey, the outgoing chair, for steering the society so successfully through a significant period of transition and preparing the platform for the society’s next steps.
Alongside Hilary’s election as chair, Suzanne Hsu, CFA has been appointed to the CFA UK Board to replace Fraser Lundie, CFA, whose term has also expired.
Suzanne is a risk manager at Mobius Life. Previously, she was a board member and chief risk officer at a fintech startup and worked at Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers and HSBC. Suzanne earned her CFA charter in 2008 and her CIPM in 2019. She is especially interested in AI governance and hopes to increase CFA UK’s influence in this area.
Part of the worldwide network of member societies of CFA Institute, CFA UK represents the interests of 12,000 investment professionals in the UK through advocacy, education, events and professional development. It promotes the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence in the UK investment profession, for the ultimate benefit of society.