Cassandra has over 20 years experience in the Financial Services sector. She has worked for researchers & gatekeepers, banks and fund managers.
Cassandra brings rich experience in reviews and ratings, based on her time as Director of Research at CANSTAR, where she launched and lead the now industry-standard 5 Star Ratings. She was appointed to ASIC’s Consumer Advisory Panel. Most recently Cassandra ran a FinTech start-up.
At RIAA, Cassandra leads our Certification and Ratings Program and will build out our consumer-facing content and resources.
Cassandra has a Bachelor of Business, MBA and Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.
With a background in climate change and sustainability, and a deep knowledge of MSCI's climate solutions, Brendan is part of MSCI's ESG client coverage business, supporting APAC clients with their climate change strategies and challenges, e.g. TCFD reporting and scenario analysis. Previously at MSCI he worked as an ESG Researcher, supporting MSCI’s ESG, sustainable impact, and climate change research solutions.
He has 10+ years’ experience spanning the areas of climate change, mining and minerals, and chemicals, with a strong aptitude for climate risk analysis, ESG research, strategy development, and project management. Before MSCI, Brendan worked for CDP’s investor team in London (previously the Carbon Disclosure Project), and with Alcoa World Alumina in Western Australia as a research scientist.
Prior to joining RIAA Ryan worked for close to ten years in the banking and finance industry in a range of Senior Analytical roles. Ryan has also worked as a sustainability consultant and carbon emissions analyst.
Ryan recently completed his Master of Environment at University of Melbourne, specialising in Governance, Policy and Markets. His research examined Responsible Investment in Blue Carbon resources.
In addition to his Masters degree, Ryan holds a Diploma of Sustainability and Bachelor of Agribusiness. Ryan is also a community committee member for the Sports Environment Alliance (SEA) Australia and a member of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand Inc.