Sandra Rockett Appointed VP, Global Sustainable Investments Great-West Lifeco

27th June 2023

Posted In: So In Demand

Irish Life is proud to announce that Sandra Rockett has been appointed as Vice President, Global Sustainable Investments at Great-West Lifeco, the parent company of Irish Life.

In this new role Sandra will be responsible for leading Great-West Lifeco’s Sustainable Investment Strategy, which is part of the Group’s commitment to achieving net-zero for its investment portfolio by 2050.

Sandra will report to Great-West’s Global Chief Investment Officer Raman Srivastava.

Sandra is a qualified actuary and started her career at Irish Life in 2014. She is currently Director, Retail and Wealth Distribution, at Irish Life Investment Managers (ILIM), and has been responsible for leading ILIM’s Responsible Investment and ESG policy and strategy development, including its commitment to help reach net zero by 2050 or sooner.  Under Sandra’s leadership, ILIM has increased its responsibly managed assets to 49% of total Assets under Management, integrated responsible investment across all its proprietary solutions and joined the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative.

Speaking on her appointment, Sandra Rockett said: “I am delighted to be taking up this exciting new role. Across Great-West Lifeco and Irish Life we have a responsibility and an opportunity to make a real and meaningful difference in tackling climate change and helping shape a more sustainable society. I am incredibly proud of what has been achieved through the Irish life Group and look forward to working across the Great West Life Group to support our growing responsible investment activities”.