Arcadis announces three senior sustainability hires

Jane Boyle - Arcadis' Sustainability Advisory practice lead in the UK and Ireland.

Arcadis has announced three senior Sustainability Advisory appointments across the globe, demonstrating its prioritization of sustainable solutions for clients.

Jane Boyle has joined as Sustainability Advisory practice lead in the UK and Ireland, while Michelle Bachir has joined in the same role in North America. 

Kealy Herman joins as global technical director for net zero strategy, residing in the United States. 

Arcadis has committed to accelerating the transition to net zero and recognizes the biggest impact the company can make is supporting clients on their own net zero journeys.

The company is growing its Sustainability Advisory team at all levels, including onboarding accomplished senior leaders from consulting and industry who will drive the net zero transition at a time when it’s most needed.

Boyle joins Arcadis from Jones Lang LaSalle in the UK, where she held the role of sustainability director. 

Prior to that position, she held roles in energy and sustainability at the University of Aberdeen, where she facilitated the development of a net zero strategy in line with climate science, as well as positions at Dubai Airports, EY and Buro Happold. 

She joins to lead Arcadis’ UK and Ireland Sustainability Advisory practice with a remit to grow and develop the company’s offering across all UK market sectors and clients

Bachir joins Arcadis to lead Sustainability Advisory in the United States and Canada.

She brings experience leading multidisciplinary teams delivering sustainability services across private sector clients.

Most recently she was a senior manager at Deloitte, supporting growth of sustainability advisory services for the company’s US business, in particular, climate risk and sustainability reporting services. Prior to Deloitte, she held positions at EcoSecurities International and Ecodit. 

Herman joins Arcadis from Google, where she was lead for Supply Chain Climate Strategy. At Google, she developed a comprehensive strategy to achieve net zero emissions in Google’s supply chain by 2030. She also founded a cross-functional working group to collaborate on innovative sustainable procurement mechanisms. 

Prior to Google, she held senior positions at WSP, leading energy, carbon, and supply chain client projects for clients in technology, financial services, and manufacturing.

In her role, she will define Arcadis’ global approach for setting and achieving net zero GHG reduction targets, supporting regional and global clients. She will collaborate with Sustainability Advisory teams across the globe in project delivery, as well as serving as global leader driving organizational net zero strategies.

Josh Nothwang, global managing director Sustainability Advisory at Arcadis, said: “It’s fantastic to have Jane, Michelle, and Kealy on board at this pivotal point in our sustainability journey. 

“With their wealth of experience, they will both be assets to their respective teams, as well as our global Sustainability Advisory presence. Clients across the Arcadis business are grappling with how to address the climate emergency – we are working with governments, public agencies, and private companies across sectors already, so Jane, Michelle, and Kealy join at an exciting time.”

Boyle, Bachir and Herman will be part of the global leadership team for Sustainability Advisory, working closely with Nothwang and other regional practice leads, as well as a growing network of global sustainability technical experts. 

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