GES EMEA Exhibitions appoints new head of ESG
Global Experience Specialists (GES) EMEA Exhibitions has further bolstered its commitment to environmental change by appointing a Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG). Kate Holliday will focus on developing the business’ ground-breaking ESG programme and working to ensure it maintains its position as a leader in the field.
The announcement follows Event Sustainability Live (ESL), which GES not only sponsored alongside its co-located sister event, Event Tech Live, but also handled the stand build, feature areas and bespoke designs. The new appointment is just the latest in a number of initiatives that have underlined the regular action taken by the business to create more sustainable events, and with Kate joining, the GES now has an internal and external face for the work it is doing, and the expertise to take it to the next level in 2024.
Among the recent developments in GES’ sustainable programme has been its recent partnership with specialist sustainability and social change agency Seismic to address its societal and environmental impact and work to the BCorp framework. Certified B Corporations, or B Corps, are companies verified by B Lab to meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability.
“We are delighted to welcome Kate to the business and look forward to seeing how our sustainable programme flourishes under her guidance. Kate brings a huge amount of experience and insight to the role and will help us to continue with the evolution of our many sustainable projects,” said Neil Yeomans, VP of operations, GES EMEA, Exhibitions.
“I am excited to have joined GES as Head of ESG, it’s great to be working with a business and a leadership team who are committed to making sustainability core to their operations and business strategies. I am looking forward to collaborating with our suppliers and clients to continue to embed and develop sustainable initiatives for GES and the industry,” added Kate Holliday, Head of ESG, GES EMEA, Exhibitions.
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