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Diageo creates new sustainability leadership roles

Published:  30 November, 2018

Diageo has created two new leadership roles in sustainability to demonstrates its commitment to society and the environment.

David Cutter has been appointed inaugural chief sustainability officer (CSO), in addition to his role as president of global supply and procurement.

Cutter, who sits on Diageo’s executive committee and has been at Diageo for more than 15 years working across the global supply network, takes up his new responsibility with immediate effect.

He will be joined by Kate Gibson, who will be leaving her role as vice president, global corporate citizenship, InterContinental Hotels Group, to take up the newly created role of director of Diageo in society.

Starting her new role in March 2019, Gibson will be responsible for ensuring Diageo plays a positive role in all the communities it operates in.

The new roles would help Diageo achieve its “significant targets and commitments” in its work in society and the environment, said Cutter.

“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,” he said.