Fiona Pearse

Deputy Chair, Non-Executive Director

Fiona Pearse

Credentials: BEc, MBA, FCPA, FAICD

Committees: Audit; risk and compliance; People and nominations (chair)

Fiona has extensive commercial and financial expertise gained from a broad career spanning almost two decades at ASX-listed, global companies BHP Billiton and BlueScope Steel. She has subsequently served in a number of non-executive positions, and she is currently a non-executive director of ASX-listed Smart Parking, a leading developer of Smart Cities technology with global operations; Monash Health, Victoria’s largest public health network ($2.7b turnover); Scotch College, one of Australia’s leading boys’ schools; and she is an independent member of the Victorian Parliament Audit Committee. Her previous roles have included being a non-executive director of City West Water, a $2 billion water utility, and of World Vision Australia, one of the largest charities in Australia; and she was an Advisory Board member to a fintech in Stone & Chalk, developing leading-edge governance, risk and compliance solutions for the financial services sector.

Current appointments:

  • Non-Executive Director, Monash Health
  • Non-Executive Director, Smart Parking Ltd
  • Non-Executive Director, Scotch College Melbourne
  • Non-Executive Director, World Vision Australia
  • Member, Victorian Parliament Audit Committee

Former appointments:

  • Non-Executive Director, City West Water
  • Non-Executive Director, Presbyterian Ladies' College
  • Non-Executive Director, Charles Pearson Pty Ltd

Ethical investing is a way of life for me, having been mentored by my father, a principled investor. Ethical investing means I help make the world a better place while avoiding harm to people and the planet. It is investing in line with my values, giving full alignment between what I believe, what I say, what I do and how I use my money.

U Ethical is one of Australia’s ethical investing leaders, blazing the way in ethical investing well before many of the current ethical providers realised they could make money for their own shareholders from ethical investing. In contrast with many others, most of U Ethical's surplus is contributed to the community, and is motivated by the highest ethical standards simply because we believe it is right.