Arcadis has announced three senior Sustainability Advisory appointments across the globe, demonstrating the company’s prioritization of sustainable solutions for clients. Michelle Bachir has joined as Sustainability Advisory practice lead in North America, while Jane Boyle has joined in the same role in the UK & Ireland. Kealy Herman joins as Global Technical Director for Net Zero Strategy, also residing in the United States.
An accomplished sustainability professional, Michelle brings experience leading multidisciplinary teams delivering sustainability services across private sector clients. Most recently, Michelle was a senior manager at Deloitte, supporting growth of sustainability advisory services for Deloitte’s US business, in particular climate risk and sustainability reporting services. Prior to Deloitte, she held positions at EcoSecurities International and Ecodit.
Michelle will be leading the Sustainability Advisory practice in the United States and Canada. She will guide the existing North America Sustainability Advisory team as it responds to client’s organizational-level sustainability needs focused on strategy, performance management, and reporting.
Jane joins in a similar role in the UK & Ireland, leading the Sustainability Advisory practice with a remit to grow and develop Arcadis’ offering across all UK market sectors and clients. Jane joins from Jones Lang LaSalle in the UK, where she held the role of Sustainability Director. Prior to that role, Jane 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 at Dubai Airports, EY and Buro Happold.
US based Kealy 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, Kealy held senior positions at WSP, leading energy, carbon, and supply chain client projects for clients in technology, financial services, and manufacturing.
In her role as Global Technical Director for Net Zero Strategy, Kealy 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, 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.”
Jane, Michelle, and Kealy will be part of the global leadership team for Sustainability Advisory, working closely with Josh Nothwang and other regional practice leads, as well as growing network of global sustainability technical experts. Collectively, Arcadis’ Sustainability Advisory practice works closely with the company’s asset knowledge and technical advisory teams to support clients across the business with end-to-end sustainability services, advising on enterprise strategy and implementing projects that delivery on that strategy, further enhancing delivery of broad-based advisory services.