Based in Hong Kong since ’95, Fiona is a CA who moved into commercial roles and consulting with increasing sector focus in sustainability since 2007 Hardwiring as CA has drawn Fiona to contribute to the finance/investment side of sustainability.
Fiona is a B to B veteran, starting with nine years with two of the Big 4 qualifying as a Chartered Accountant then moving into broader business roles including in other professional services. Today she operates as Red Links, either consulting solo, joining other teams delivering sustainability consulting projects or working with the unique consortium of experienced sustainability and business professionals that she leads and co-ordinates. Through these channels Fiona provides tailor-made, business-ready solutions to fund managers, issuers, and many others..
Her interest in sustainability peaked in the mid-noughties when serving her third foreign direct investment agency – Scottish Development International – as cleantech and renewables were and remain a key selling point and opportunity for the country. Since then she has worked with various clients in cleantech, recycling, carbon innovation, as well as sustainability consulting. She applies her business perspective to sustainability across projects, articles, engagement, events. Besides Altiorem, her pro bono work includes being a member of the Sustainability Panel of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Fiona is committed to lifelong learning and most recently passed CFA’s exams of ESG Investing, and Climate and Investing.
Fiona’s diverse skills and experience give her an unusual business perspective that cuts across traditional functions. For sustainability, it’s a view that is becoming increasingly relevant and urgent as businesses and finance grapple with balancing their greater roles and responsibilities, and profit objectives.
An enthusiastic Scot, she enjoys playing a game that loosely resembles what other folks call golf.