Laing O’Rourke has appointed experienced environmental, social and governance leader Vicky Bullivant as its first group head of Sustainability.
Vicky Bullivant will join Laing O’Rourke this month, where she’ll report to group director Madeleina Loughrey-Grant.
The appointment came as Laing O’Rourke announced ambitious targets in a new global sustainability strategy, including the commitment to achieve operational net zero by 2030; to be a net zero company before 2050 and achieving a 50:50 gender balance across its 5.500 staff by 2033.
Madeleina Loughrey-Grant, group director said:
“We are delighted that Vicky is joining us to accelerate our work to become a sustainable business. We have to find solutions to help address some of the most complex and important challenges of our time and find new ways to support our clients to design and construct greener buildings and infrastructure projects. This requires leadership, collaboration and innovation, and Vicky’s experience will help us challenge ourselves to decarbonise faster and to deliver our sustainability ambitions at pace.”
Vicky Bullivant added:
“I am delighted to be joining Laing O’Rourke at an exciting time on its sustainability journey. The business knows it has to go further faster and has set ambitious targets in terms of decarbonising its own operations, working with supply chain partners to reduce GHG emissions and delivering social value by helping people to thrive. I am looking forward to meeting my new colleagues, learning from them and implementing plans that help Laing O’Rourke achieve its mission to be the construction sector’s recognised leader for innovation and excellence.”
The new group head of Sustainability will lead the dedicated sustainability function and be responsible for the implementation of their roadmaps across Europe and Australia.