EY appoints sustainability chief

Executive Move


EY Oceania has appointed Mathew Nelson as its first chief sustainability officer.

The role, a new one in the organisation, is also on the leadership team.

EY CEO-elect David Larocca said, "We know that environmental, social and governance (ESG), sustainability, and climate change are broad agendas impacting clients across their entire organisations, functions, and operations. In this new role, Mathew will bring together all activity currently underway across Service Lines, Industry sectors, and Markets so that we can go to market with a whole-of-firm approach. He will also lead EY's own internal Oceania corporate responsibility agenda."

Nelson, who is presently based in Melbourne, has been with EY in various roles over the last 17 years. He started as the global coordinator of the organisation's climate change and sustainability services in London in 2007. Outside of his executive roles, Nelson has held board positions on the Carbon Market Institute and is currently the chair of Earthwatch Institute Australia.

He moves into his new role on 1 July.


July 2021

Asia Pacific Leader - Financial Accounting Advisory Services



July 2021

Oceania Chief Sustainability Officer