Alan has served as Executive Director of FAIRR since its inception in 2015. Alan is founder and CEO of StratCom, a research-based strategy consultancy focused on institutional asset management. Alan’s research in the institutional market also includes trends and expectations related to ESG investing. Alan also sits on the Advisory Council of the Jeremy Coller Foundation, advising on animal welfare and related programmes and investments. Alan is a Senior Advisor on the ESG Committee at Coller Capital, the leading private equity secondaries firm.
Alan holds a BA in Economics and Business Finance (Hons) from the University of Manchester and an MBA from Cass Business School, London.
Maria joined FAIRR as Director in September 2016. Prior to this, she was Head of the Americas for the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), leading the PRI’s signatory relations and outreach strategy to raise awareness of material sustainability/ESG issues and ensure their incorporation into investment policies and practices. Maria has over twenty years’ experience in global investment banking, business and finance, working at both J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank. She has been based in San Francisco, New York, Madrid, and most recently, London.
Maria holds a MA (Distinction) in Environment, Politics and Globalization from King’s College London and a BA in International Business, Latin American Studies and Spanish from SDSU.
Lara joined FAIRR as the Senior Communications Officer in November, 2017. She works on expanding the initiative’s PR coverage globally and defining and implementing the communications strategy.
With 15 years’ experience across the media landscape; Lara most recently worked in and subsequently headed up, the media team at Compassion in World Farming. Prior to this, she worked in corporate environments, agency-side and at the BBC. A seasoned communications expert, Lara plans to engage with the investor audience, to heighten awareness of the negative impacts that intensive livestock production can have on an investor’s returns.
Lara holds a BA(Hons) in English Literature from Southampton University and is currently undertaking a CIPR Diploma.
Aarti joined FAIRR as Head of Research & Corporate Engagement in April 2017. Prior to this, she was client director at a global sustainability firm, where she helped companies build strategic initiatives and partnerships to deliver sustainable growth and improve corporate reputation. From 2006-2011, she also served as ExxonMobil’s public and government affairs advisor for the west region, where she developed and delivered the company’s advocacy and community investment strategy. In addition to her corporate experience, she has worked with two environmental non-profits and on short-term consulting assignments for the U.S. Treasury and GE Capital.
Aarti holds a MA in International Affairs from Columbia University in New York, MA in Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and a MS in Environmental Engineering from Northwestern University. She has worked in Europe, US and India, and speaks three languages. She serves on the advisory Board of the Partnership for Gender Equity, an initiative that supports gender equity in coffee supply chains.
Rosie oversaw the launch of FAIRR as an initiative of the Jeremy Coller Foundation in 2015. She currently manages FAIRR’s investor engagements. As Programme Director at the Jeremy Coller Foundation, Rosie leads the Foundation’s factory farming programmes, which address the global sustainability consequences of factory farming and human health threats including antibiotic resistance.
With a personal and professional interest and expertise in the future of food, Rosie also acts as an advisor for investments in food and materials technology.
Rosie holds a BA (Hons) and MA from the University of Oxford, and an MA from the Courtauld Institute in London.
Jo joined FAIRR as an Investor Engagement Officer in October 2017. Prior to this, she was an Assistant-Manager at KPMG UK in their Investment Management and Funds Team advising asset managers on risk management as well as working cross-functionally with the Sustainability Team on climate change risk for private equity firms. Jo began her career with Alliance Trust as a graduate trainee working as an investment analyst in risk, investor relations, fixed income and equities. As part of the SRI team at Alliance Trust she has worked on thematic research, company valuations and sustainability analysis.
Jo has just completed her MSc in Development Studies at SOAS, University of London and holds a first class degree in BA (Hons) Geography from the University of Leeds. She passed CFA Level 1 and holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC).
Faazi joined FAIRR in March 2017. As Programme Coordinator she supports FAIRR and its members on investor engagements, research and events. Prior to joining FAIRR, she produced research reports and communications materials on sustainable sourcing issues for a global food brand as an Analyst at Context Sustainability.
Faazi holds a BA (Hons) in Philosophy and Politics from the University of Manchester and an MA in Geopolitics, Territory and Security from King’s College London.
Lily began her internship at FAIRR in August 2017. She has previously worked as an LDI intern at AXA Investment Managers, as a support function at Bank of Telecom and assisted on a Madagascar-based humanitarian project for LooWatt Ltd. She is currently in her final year studying Banking and International Finance at CASS Business School.
Ian joined FAIRR as an intern in July 2017. Prior to this, he was an intern at the Norwegian Institute for Bio-Economy, where he consulted on making flood-prone agricultural catchments climate-resilient. Ian has a personal and professional interest in food security and its impact on the climate.
Ian holds a BSc in International Land and Water Management (2:1), and a MSc in Sustainable Land Management (1st) from Wageningen University.