The former head of AMP Capital’s Ethical Leaders funds has landed at Platypus Asset Management.
Platypus Asset Management has appointed Kristen Le Mesurier as its head of environment, social and corporate governance (ESG) and engagement. Ms Le Mesurier was previously a senior member of AMP Capital’s senior ESG team and the portfolio manager for its Ethical Leaders diversified funds, but left the asset management giant following the Boe Pahari scandal.
“As ESG and sustainable investment continues to gather momentum here and overseas we are delighted to welcome a professional of Kristen’s calibre to lead Platypus’s product development in this area and to support our investment team with ESG issues as they relate to portfolio construction and performance,” said chief executive Gary Adamson.
“Kristen is passionate about engagement and driving change and has led ambitious engagement agendas on modern slavery, climate change, gender diversity, sugar and obesity and animal rights and we look forward to her contribution as part of the Platypus leadership team.”
Ms Le Mesurier’s has also worked as a corporate governance analyst at Ownership Matters, a commercial litigator at Piper Alderman, and as a business journalist with Fairfax. She holds bachelor’s degrees in commerce and law and a master of laws from the University of Sydney.