Danielle Welsh-Rose joined Aberdeen Standard Investments in Sydney as ESG investment director for the Asia-Pacific region.
The position is new, a London-based spokesman for Aberdeen Standard said.
Ms Welsh-Rose "will help drive ASI's ESG strategy in Asia-Pacific and partner with the investment teams across all asset classes to ensure full integration of ESG principles into investment decision-making," while serving as an advocate for ESG investing with clients and investors in the region, according to a news release.
Ms. Welsh-Rose had been head of ESG with Victorian Funds Management Corp., a Melbourne-based agency of the government of Victoria that manages more than A$64 billion ($43.4 billion) on behalf of 29 public authorities in the state. A VFMC spokesman couldn't immediately be reached for comment on a replacement.
"Asia looks set to be a sustainable investment hub in the next decade, driven by structural economic changes, tightening regulations and growing institutional allocations," said Adam McCabe, Aberdeen Standard's Singapore-based head of fixed income for Asia and Australia, in the news release.