Impax Asset Management (Impax), a specialist asset manager investing in the transition to a more sustainable economy, has appointed Catherine (Cath) Bremner as Chief Commercial Officer.
In this newly created role, Bremner will be responsible for a number of Impax’s internal operations, including risk, compliance and IT, and will work with Impax’s Founder and CEO, Ian Simm, on Group-wide strategic projects. Bremner, who starts on 16 August 2021, joins Impax’s Executive Committee and will report to Ian.
Bremner has over twenty years of experience in sustainable development, finance, strategy and change management, having worked in financial services, the public sector and consultancies.
Bremner joins Impax from the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (“BEIS”) where most recently she was Director, International Energy and Climate Finance responsible for the UK Government’s international energy policy, its G7/ G20 energy and climate negotiations, and for management of BEIS’ GBP2.5 billion International Climate Finance portfolio, supporting COP26 outcomes.
Previously, Bremner was Global Head of Environmental Sustainability at ANZ bank and Chief Operating Officer at Low Carbon Australia, where she led the delivery of a AUD100 million clean tech investment fund and was responsible for the carbon neutral certification programme on behalf of the Australian Government’s “green bank”.
Ian Simm, Founder and Chief Executive, Impax Asset Management, says: “I’m delighted to welcome Cath to Impax. A highly respected leader within the green finance sector, Cath is joining at an exciting time for Impax as asset owners globally increasingly seek specialist investment managers who are financing the companies leading the transition to a more sustainable economy. As a member of our senior management team, Cath will help us deliver our next stage of growth.”
Cath Bremner, Chief Commercial Officer, Impax Asset Management, says: “After five incredible years at BEIS I’m very excited to be returning to the private sector with Impax, a firm that is recognised globally as a leader in investing in the transition to a more sustainable economy. I’m looking forward to working with Ian and the team to help shape the next chapter in Impax’s development internationally.”