1 May 2021

Appointment to Head of Sustainability

LGFA is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Howell to the newly created position of Head of Sustainability.

Nick will have overall responsibility for driving sustainability across the organisation both in its operations and where practical in its lending and borrowing activities.

This will include implementing and maintaining the LGFA Sustainability Policy and establishing and providing ongoing support to a LGFA Sustainability Committee. In addition, he will build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders regarding issues of sustainability such as councils, credit rating agencies, investors, second opinion providers, global peer agencies and banks. Nick will have responsibility for establishing a Sustainable Lending Programme and Sustainable Bond Framework.

Nick has a Debt Capital Markets background starting out in London before moving to Sydney in 1998 with ANZ. He joined Toronto Dominion’s DCM team in Sydney in 2001 before moving back to London with TD in 2005. In 2007 he rejoined ANZ in London and worked closely on the development of the Kauri market with his next move taking him to Westpac in Auckland in 2008 as Head of Debt Securities & Hybrids. When leaving Westpac in 2013, Nick joined KangaNews for 15 months before setting up Nikau Research, which has largely focused on DCM related projects.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loughborough University. Nick is a fluent French speaker which he has put to good use as TLO for the French national rugby sevens team for the NZ leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series.

Nick can be contacted on

Email: Nick.howell@lgfa.co.nz

Phone: 64 27 228 3116