IAG's Carrie Harris appointed to newly-created Head of Sustainability role at British Airways
Fri 11 Dec 2020 – Carrie Harris has been appointed British Airways’ Head of Sustainability, a new position reflecting the increasing importance of sustainability to the airline, it says. Reporting to the Director of External Communications & Sustainability, Louise Evans, Harris will be responsible for a team of eight who work on the airline’s strategy for environment, diversity, inclusion & wellbeing, and community investment. She was formerly with parent company International Airlines Group (IAG) where she served as Group Sustainability Manager for the past five years, with previous experience in sustainability and environment roles at UK air navigation services provider NATS and London Heathrow Airport. Harris helped launch IAG’s Flightpath Net Zero initiative that committed the Group to achieving net zero by 2050, a global first for an airline group.
“Sustainability is absolutely fundamental to British Airways’ future strategy and I am delighted to welcome Carrie as Head of Sustainability,” said Evans. “This is a crucial role in our organisation and I know Carrie’s expertise, as well as her ability to deliver, will have a hugely positive impact on our sustainability agenda.”
Carrie Harris is a Chartered Environmentalist, Fellow of IEMA (the accreditation body for sustainability professionals), registered auditor and holds two Master’s degrees in Environmental Science and Management.