Simon O’Connor

Former CEO, Responsible Investment Association Australasia; Co-Chair Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative

Simon is the Former CEO of RIAA – an organisation with 350 investment organisation members who jointly manage over $9 trillion in assets globally – where he works to elevate sustainability issues as core investment risks and opportunities, and shift capital to support a more sustainable, equitable and prosperous world.

Simon has operated at the intersection of economics, finance and sustainability for nearly 20 years and has international experience as an economic adviser, investment analyst and sustainability consultant across finance, corporate and not-for-profit sectors.

Simon is active across the region and internationally in responsible investment and sustainable finance. He sits as the Co-Chair of the Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative, chairs the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance, and is a member of the Aotearoa New Zealand National Advisory Board on Impact Investment.