Published on : Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Carrie Harris has been appointed as the New Head of Sustainability of British Airways. Harris joins British Airways from the airline’s parent company, International Airlines Group (IAG), where she served as the Group Sustainability Manager for the past five years. Harris will be reporting to Louise Evans, Director of External Communications and Sustainability, British Airways.
As a part of her new role, Harris will be responsible for a team of eight who work on the airline’s strategy for environment, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing, as well as community investment. Harris is a chartered environmentalist, Fellow of IEMA (the accreditation body for sustainability professionals), registered environmental auditor and holds two master’s degrees in environmental science and management.
Last year Harris helped launch IAG’s Flightpath Net Zero, committing the group to achieving net zero by 2050, a global first for an airline group and a landmark climate strategy for the aviation sector. During her time at IAG she successfully embedded sustainability into the group’s business activity and financial planning processes.
Announcing the latest appointment, Louise Evans said in a statement that sustainability is absolutely fundamental to British Airways’ future strategy and the company is delighted to welcome Carrie to British Airways as Head of Sustainability. She shared that the role is crucial to the organisation, and given Carrie’s expertise, as well as her ability to deliver, the appointment will have a hugely positive impact on the airline’s sustainability agenda.