Associate Director, Net Positive

Background: 

As a member of the Sustainable Business Team I help leaders to develop strategic sustainability priorities and then implement them. I also manage our O2 and Unilever partnerships.  I am also a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Since studying Politics and then Philosophy at Edinburgh I’ve always been interested in the role that influential organisations can play in helping people to thrive and secure a future for us all. I was also struck by the scale of this challenge. My understanding of organisations and sectors deepened during my time as an Organisational Consultant at Ashridge Business School where I worked with clients such as Novartis and the NHS on leadership, strategy and change projects.

I then worked as an internal consultant at HBOS at a time of unprecedented change. I worked with Directors and their teams to support their change programmes. I also ran an innovative in-house masters degree, based on live strategic issues.

I was keen to focus on helping leading organizations to become more sustainable, so after a period of travelling and advising a Ugandan NGO, I joined Forum.

I feel lucky to work with such capable and motivated colleagues and partners. I enjoy helping our partners to develop stretching and appropriate ambitions and then making them a reality by engaging the wider organisation in such a way that embeds sustainability into the organisation’s culture and practice.

Outside of work I enjoy the full range of the arts and swim regularly.

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