ThomasLloyd announces Chief People Officer and appoints new member to Executive Board – taking female quota on Board to 50%
Zurich, 12 March 2021. ThomasLloyd, one of the world’s leading specialist impact investors and providers of climate financing, today announced the promotion of Miriam Plater as Chief People Officer and member of the Board of Directors of the ThomasLloyd Group (“the Board”).
The announcement of Ms. Plater to the Board, follows the appointment of Vivienne Maclachlan, Chief Financial Officer, to the Board in 2020, taking the female executive Board quota to 50%.
At ThomasLloyd, Miriam is responsible for leading and developing the firm’s human resource capabilities including: Talent Acquisition and Development, Reward and Recognition, Learning and Development and Employee Engagement. Miriam is also responsible for the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion agenda which aims to create a fair and inclusive working environment, where a culture of trust, challenge and candor is nurtured.
Miriam joined ThomasLloyd in 2018, bringing with her more than 25 years of international HR and business experience where she has built and fostered an inclusive culture, enabling high performing teams to deliver. Her proven track record includes all aspects of global HR, organisational and change transformation and helping companies evolve from niche operators, to large global players.
During her tenure at ThomasLloyd, Miriam has supported the Leadership team on various transformational initiatives to ensure the business is able to realise it’s long-term growth ambitions of becoming a brand that is globally recognised and synonymous with being one of the leading impact investor and specialist provider of climate financing solutions.
T.U. Michael Sieg, Chairman and Group CEO: “Women are still largely under-represented on corporate boards globally and in Switzerland, and progress to change this trend continues to be slow. As impact investors, we hold ourselves to the same high standards that we have when investing in sustainable real assets. At ThomasLloyd, we believe we have a responsibility to support and champion progress in this area and I’m delighted to welcome Miriam to the Board of Directors of ThomasLloyd Group.
With Miriam’s appointment, we are proud that 50% of our Board Directors are women. This appointment is aligned with a global focus on encouraging more women in senior roles – as evidenced by the global activity to celebrate and promote International Women’s day.
Miriam’s global mind-set, and people-first approach is critical to our long-term growth as we continue to bring our offering to new markets and client segments. Her experience in implementing people strategies that support scale is critical as ThomasLloyd enters a new era of significant growth. We remain committed to attracting high calibre talent and further strengthening our corporate headquarters in Zurich.”