Wates names new sustainability chief


Wates has announced the appointment of Cressida Curtis as its new group sustainability director. 

Cressida Curtis. Credit: Wates.

Curtis will join in the new year and sit on Wates’ executive committee, reporting to chief executive, Eoghan O’Lionaird. 

She joins from the ESG and Sustainable Business team at Brunswick, a critical issues firm, where she spent the last three years advising UK and international companies.  

Curtis brings two decades of experience across the built environment sector to the role, having previously been head of sustainability and corporate affairs at British Land.  

Her career has also included stints at Logicor and Quintain.  

She said: “I am thrilled to be joining Wates, which has such a deep commitment to sustainability and the appetite to accelerate progress in the sector. The company’s significant sustainability initiatives, first class team and innovative approach to creating value for all its stakeholders underpin its reputation.” 

O’Lionaird added: “At Wates, we are passionately committed to becoming an ever more sustainable business. I’m delighted to welcome Cressida to the executive committee as we look to build on the strong foundation that is in place and deliver a leading sustainability strategy for our sector.” 

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