Adrian Whelan is a Senior Vice President and Global Head of Regulatory Intelligence for Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH). He is responsible for articulating the impact of regulatory change on financial institutions and asset managers. In this role, he has been very involved in assessing ESG and sustainability regulation and market trends across the industry. Adrian is a member of BBH’s Executive Sustainability Council responsible for the integration of sustainability practices across BBH. He has also been very active in industry advocacy groups focused on ESG including ICI Global, Irish Funds and Sustainable & Responsible Investment Forum (SIF) Ireland.
Adrian is a regular media contributor with recent market commentary on ESG and asset management included in Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, FT Ignites and several other industry publications. Adrian is a vocal and public advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion across Ireland and the U.K. Adrian leads the Dublin chapter of BBH’s Young Professionals Network and is active in the Asia Link Network and Pride Network, which creates a welcoming community for BBH employees who identify as LGBTQ+ and their allies. Outside of BBH, he is an advocate for social inclusion, mental health awareness, access to education, and mentoring through his work with organizations such as Diverse In, City Hive, and LGBT Great.