Laing O’Rourke appoints Head of Sustainability

Laing O’Rourke has appointed its first ever Group Head of Sustainability, following the reveal of its global sustainability targets.

Vicky Bullivant will join the company from Drax Group plc, where she was Head of Sustainable Business, and will report to Group Director of Legal Madeleina Loughrey-Grant.

Laing O’Rourke aims to achieve operational net zero by 2030, become a net zero company before 2050 and achieve an equal gender balance across its 5500 global staff by 2033.

As Head of Sustainability, Bullivant will be responsible for the implementation of the company’s road maps in Europe and Australia.

“I am delighted to be joining Laing O’Rourke at an exciting time on its sustainability journey,” Bullivant said.

“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 greenhouse gas 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.”

Laing O’Rourke Group Director Madeleina Loughrey-Grant said he is delighted that Bullivant is joining the 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,” Loughrey-Grant said.

“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.”