Australian Ethical names new GC
Sydney-based ethical investment manager Australian Ethical has appointed a new general counsel, who spent over a decade at AMP Capital.
Mellanie Lumby has been appointed as general counsel for Australian Ethical, bringing “extensive financial services legal expertise”, the investment firm said, with specialist skills in funds management by way of 17 years of professional experience in both Australia and the UK.
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Ms Lumby has previously served in senior legal roles at AMP Capital Investors, Challenger Financial Services Group, and Principal Global Investors. She is an admitted solicitor in NSW and also holds a bachelor of economics, a bachelor of law, and a graduate diploma in applied finance and investment.
In addition, the firm has also appointed Michelle Wigglesworth as a senior equities analyst.
Australian Ethical chief executive John McMurdo said that the appointments were in line with the investment manager’s commitment to attracting the best talent.
“As more Australians seek responsible investment options they can trust, Australian Ethical is focused on transforming into a larger and more impactful business,” he said.
“One of the most important parts of that is investing in the right people that will enable us to deliver the best possible results for our current investors as well as to scale up to meet the rising demand for ethical investing.”