Diageo creates two leadership roles in sustainability

Diageo has creaetd two new leadership rolesin sustainability. 

David Cutter has been appointed to the combined role of Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) and President of Global Supply and Procurement; and Kate Gibson has joined Diageo in the newly created role of Director of Diageo in Society.

Cutter sits on Diageo’s Executive Committee and has been at Diageo over 15 years working across the global supply network.

Gibson will be joining Diageo in March 2019 to lead the team responsible for ensuring that Diageo plays a positive role in all the communities that it operates in. She joins from InterContinental Hotels Group where she is currently Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship.

The roles will continue to work on Diageo’s targets and commitments in its work in society and the environment. Within this is its leadership in alcohol in society – promoting the responsible consumption of alcohol and reducing alcohol related harm. 

Commenting on the new role, Cutter, said: “Across our diverse supply chain I see first-hand the positive impact our operations can have on the communities around them. Whether it is ensuring our sites have leading energy efficient technology, reducing fuel and water consumption or supporting our vast global family of farmers providing grains to our breweries and distilleries, this is a huge and significant role. I fervently believe in the significant contribution we can make and our commitment to do so.”