Nollaig Forrest appointed to succeed Magali Anderson as group’s chief sustainability officer
NOLLAIG Forrest, Holcim’s current group head of corporate affairs, in charge of investor relations, group communications, public affairs and branding, has been appointed as chief sustainability officer and member of the Group Executive Committee, effective 1 September 2023.
Since joining Holcim in 2020, Ms Forrest (pictured) has played an instrumental role in Holcim’s net-zero transition and will continue advancing the company’s leadership in sustainability in her new capacity.
Some of her key achievements include launching Holcim's new group identity and global brands, from ECOPact low-carbon concrete to ECOCycle circular technology to scale up sustainable building; and engaging with cities to fast track the shift to circular living and building.
Prior to joining Holcim, she served as vice-president of corporate communications at Firmenich and held leading public affairs roles at Dow, DuPont, and the World Economic Forum, with a consistent focus on driving business as a force for good.
An active advocate for sustainable business, Ms Forrest is a member of the MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium Advisory Council and a member of Bloomberg’s Cities Council for sustainable cities.
She succeeds Magali Anderson, who has decided to pursue new career opportunities as a board member and supporter of NGOs.
The board of directors and Executive Committee thanked Ms Anderson for her many contributions to the company as she led a new era of excellence in sustainability, innovation, and health and safety at Holcim, from launching the sector’s first net-zero roadmap to reaching a new level of performance in health and safety.