Simon O'Connor


Simon O’Connor has recently taken up the position of Chief Executive of the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA), bringing with him more than ten years of international experience from both financial services and sustainability spheres.

Simon has worked as Director and Senior Economist for the public-interest economic consultancy, Economists at Large, a Senior Responsible Investment Analyst in the UK and Australia at Innovest Strategic Value Advisers (now MSCI) and most recently as Economic Adviser in the leading Australian environmental organization, the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF).

Simon has played a critical role during his time at ACF in leading the debate on issues important to the development of sustainable financial markets. These issues included extensive work advocating for a carbon price, the financing of Australia’s low carbon economy - having played an integral role in the $AU 10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation - as well as forestry, water and resources issues.

Email: simonoc[at]

Twitter: Econoconnor

Tel: 61 401360500