PRI chief to depart, returning to Australia

Executive Move


The chief executive of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investing, Fiona Reynolds, is leaving the organisation after more than 8 years to return to Australia.

Reynolds was previously the chief executive of AIST from 2006-2013.

In a statement, Reynolds said that COVID restrictions and being away from home was deeply challenging. "The COVID-19 pandemic has made this more difficult in many ways, particularly with the ongoing closure of borders, and so has hastened my decision," said Reynolds. "The trade-offs of not being able to spend time with my family, or even being able to reach them if I needed, have simply become too high for me."

Reynolds will remain with the organisation through the rest of the year to ensure a smooth leadership transition.

PRI chair Martin Skancke said, "[Reynolds] has led the growth in scope and reach of the organisation to investors, policymakers, and other stakeholders around the world. With tremendous commitment, energy and experience, Fiona has also contributed personally to the growth of responsible investing more broadly. We are very sorry to see Fiona step down as CEO, but fully understand her personal wish to be home in Australia with family."


June 2021

Chief Executive Officer

Principles for Responsible Investing