QIC builds up ESG team

Alison Ewings
QIC Limited - General Manager -ESG
Date: 23 May 2023
Position: General Manager -ESG
By Elizabeth Fry

QIC continues to strengthen its ESG team increasing the number of members to six.

The Queensland government's investment arm has hired Alison Ewings as the general manager of ESG and Sonia Auld as the social lead.

Ewings joins QIC from Regnan, now part of Pendal Group, where she has managed the firm's engagement program since 2016.
Before this, Ewings worked at Westpac as head of sustainability, where she oversaw the development of ESG strategy, frameworks, policy and disclosure.

She is a former director of the UN Global Compact's Australian Network, a member of the technical working groups for the AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard and the Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative.

More recently, she was appointed to the Responsible Investment Association's Policy and Advocacy Technical Expert Group and regularly runs masterclasses for members of the Investor Group on Climate Change.

Auld arrives from the NSW Department of Education, where she held senior leadership positions in school infrastructure NSW, most recently leading technical services, a multi-disciplinary team of subject matter experts focused on improving the quality and long-term value of NSW public schools.

Her responsibilities included the development of the department's first sustainability strategy.

Earlier, Auld spent years in sustainability leadership roles at Lendlease. 
She started her career as a consultant at PwC and was a founding member of PwC's sustainability and climate change practice in 2005.

Sonia is a member of the Green Building Council of Australia's Industry Advisory Group and was a member of the Women's Leadership Initiative of the Urban Land Institute for many years.