Olga Hancock was named head of responsible investment at Church Commissioners for England, London, a spokesman confirmed.
Ms. Hancock, who was deputy head of responsible investment, replaced Bess Joffe, who left the fund in March. Ms. Joffe was named lead strategist within sustainability strategy team at MFS Investment Management, a spokeswoman confirmed.
"We are delighted to appoint Olga to lead our responsible investment team, ensuring our assets are managed responsibly," said Tom Joy, CIO for Church Commissioners for England, which has £10.3 billion ($13 billion) in assets.
"The Church Commissioners has long championed responsible and ethical investment, challenging the companies in which we invest to maintain good governance, and look after people and the planet," he said.
Ms. Hancock chairs the U.K. Sustainable Investment and Finance Association Policy Committee, is co-chair and co-founder of the Investor Policy Dialogue on Deforestation Indonesia and leads the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance policy workstream.
She has not yet been replaced as deputy head.