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Chief Executive Officer – RIAA

Chief Executive Officer – RIAA (JN -072023-34062) Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Australia

  • Profile role leading a passionate and engaged team
  • Focus on member value, advocacy, future planning and growth
  • Actively engage with a diverse stakeholder group


The Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) champions responsible investing and a sustainable financial system in Australia and New Zealand. With over 500 members representing US$29 trillion in assets under management, RIAA is the largest and most active network of people and organisations engaged in responsible, ethical and impact investing across Australia and New Zealand. Their membership includes superannuation funds, KiwiSaver providers, fund managers, banks, consultants, researchers, brokers, impact investors, property managers, trusts, foundations, faith-based groups, financial advisers and individuals.

The Chief Executive Officer will work with the Board to deliver on the current strategic plan focused on ensuring a commercially sustainable future for RIAA through a compelling membership value proposition and sound financial management. The Chief Executive Officer will lead and motivate a sustainable and engaged workforce of passionate professionals and be the key RIAA spokesperson to industry, other member-based organisations, regulatory bodies, impact investors, foundations and business leaders. This will also involve strategising for future growth and ensuring RIAA’s mission to support approaches to responsible investment that align capital with achieving a healthy and sustainable society, environment and economy is front and centre for the organisation.

To be successful in this position, you will ideally be an existing Chief Executive Officer or senior leader with strong knowledge and expertise in responsible investment and a track record of growing an organisation with a high-performance culture that truly values diversity of thought and experience. Your exceptional stakeholder management, engagement, and influencing skills combined with public presentation and community engagement expertise and strategic and commercial acumen will be highly regarded, particularly if combined with experience working in organisations with a membership based and/or strong customer focus.

This is a highly impactful leadership role and a great opportunity to make a difference to the future of responsible investment across Australia and New Zealand.

For a copy of the PD, please download (copy and paste)

To apply, please upload your cover letter and current resume. For any questions not outlined in the PD, please contact Jenette Lee on 0432 394 766 or Nicola Wortley on 0418 863 328. To apply for this role, or to find out more information, please go to and search for the role title.

Applications close on Sunday 27th August 2023.