Johnson Matthey has appointed Anne Chassagnette as its first Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO). Anne will take up her role with effect from 16 May 2022, and will be a member of the Group Management Committee (GMC) reporting to Chief Executive Liam Condon.
In this new role, Anne will play a key role in driving JM’s sustainability agenda, ensuring JM’s ESG objectives are fully integrated into all of the company’s strategic and operational decisions. She will work with colleagues across JM to thread sustainability into all elements of the business from culture to corporate strategy and how success is measured and communicated.
Her role will also be to build relationships with government, investors and external stakeholders to help them understand the company’s sustainability agenda, governance and progress.
Liam Condon, Chief Executive, says: “Johnson Matthey is focused on using cutting edge science to help our customers and broader society accelerate global progress towards net zero. We have a unique opportunity to use our precious metals, catalyst and process technology expertise to create a cleaner, healthier and decarbonised world. The transition to a more sustainable economy is opening up exciting new market opportunities for Johnson Matthey and I am confident that Anne can help us make the most of these opportunities.”
Anne Chassagnette says: “As a leader in sustainable technologies, Johnson Matthey is committed to embedding sustainability in everything we do, which is why I am so excited to help the company in the next phase of its purpose-driven journey.”
Anne was previously at Engie Group, a global leader in renewable energy and low carbon distributed energy infrastructures, where she was Chief Sustainability Officer. She led the company’s transition and investment in renewable energy and energy transition services to aid clients to decarbonise.
Prior to her role as Engie’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Anne held various Finance roles at the company, including leading M&A transactions.
A French national, Anne has also been a member of the European Economic and Social Committee, Vice President of the Board of the IDDRI Sustainable Development Institute, a think tank to facilitate the transition towards sustainable development, and a Member of the Sustainable Finance Commission of French Markets Authority.