William McDonnell


William McDonnell is Chief Operating Officer for the Integrity Council (ICVCM), the new global governance body to set and enforce threshold quality standards for the voluntary carbon market. Prior to that he had a 25-year career in financial services. Most recently he was Group Chief Risk Officer and member of the Group Executive Committee for RSA Insurance Group plc for 7 years, responsible for Risk, Assurance and Compliance groupwide. At RSA William previously served as Group Financial Controller and Head of Corporate Finance. Prior to RSA he held roles at HSBC Investment Bank, Aviva, the UK Financial Services Authority and Deloitte. He was a leading voice on climate risk in the financial sector, as a member of the ClimateWise Council and of the Bank of England’s Climate Financial Risk Forum, and as chair the Emerging Risks Initiative of leading global insurers, publishing a major climate study ‘The Heat is on – Insurability and Resilience in a Changing Climate’.