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EY makes senior hire for its Sustainable Finance team

3rd May 2022 - Author: Jack Willard

Multinational professional services network, Ernst & Young (EY) has appointed David Rochester as a Director in its General Insurance Sustainable Finance team.

EYRochester brings over 29 years of experience in the general insurance industry with him towards his new role at EY.

His previous roles have included Head of Underwriting and GI Chief Actuary at Lloyds Banking Group.

Rochester was also a member of the ABI Property Steering Group for over a decade, and was instrumental in setting up the Flood Re scheme.

EY’s Sustainable Finance team focuses on helping clients create sustainable business value and accelerate their transition to a low-carbon future by integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into decision-making.

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Commenting on his appointment at EY, Rochester said: “I am thrilled to be joining such a high-performing team at this critical juncture for sustainable finance, as companies seek to manage the challenges brought about by climate change. EY is demonstrating significant investment in this area, and I am excited to be a part of their growth story, as they help clients to navigate their route to net-zero.”

Rupert Taylor, UK Sustainable Finance Leader at EY, added: “We are delighted to welcome David to our fast-growing sustainable finance practice. We are committed to helping our clients define the role that they want to play in managing the transition to a more sustainable future, and we are expanding our capabilities by bringing on board key hires like David.

“David’s depth of experience will prove invaluable in helping to further develop and deliver our range of services in sustainable finance.”

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