Atalian Servest has announced two key senior appointments to strengthen the company’s position as a responsible, purpose-driven organisation with its people at its core.
Laura Phillips joins the business as Head of Sustainability & Social Value UK & Ireland, and Liz Kelly has been promoted to the position of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) and Wellbeing Manager.
As part of ensuring that Atalian Servest continues to create value for the communities it operates in, the business has appointed senior resource to oversee sustainability and social value activities in the UK & Ireland. Phillips will take a lead role in driving Atalian Servest’s sustainability and social value strategy, ensuring the global FM provider delivers a long-term, positive impact for local communities, the environment and other stakeholders.
Phillips has previously worked with Incentive Group, which was recently acquired by Atalian Servest, for over 15 years. She has extensive experience in people management and overseeing health and safety, compliance and environmental strategy.
Phillips said: “ESG is part of every board room agenda. For Atalian Servest it doesn’t just stop there though. The business is agile and is able to implement new initiatives and adapt quickly. We will continue to push boundaries to build better and deliver better for communities, colleagues, and our planet. I’m proud to be joining such a forward-looking company with a commitment to doing the right thing today and tomorrow, with the resources to realise these ambitions.”
As well as looking after communities and the environment, Atalian Servest is dedicated to its people with employee wellbeing continuing to be a core business objective for 2022 and beyond. Kelly, Atalian Servest’s previous Senior Human Resources Advisor has been promoted to Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) and Wellbeing Manager. In addition to being responsible for its strategic direction, she will work across the group to drive engagement, develop new initiatives and key messaging across all areas of the business. Atalian Servest’s D&I platform CHROMA will also be headed up by Kelly who will shape future strategy.
Kelly has extensive experience in launching and delivering programmes to ensure workforces are future fit and is passionate about creating a culture which provides a platform for all colleagues to deliver their full potential, while truly being themselves.
Commenting on her new role, Kelly said: “I’m fully committed to enhancing Atalian Servest’s D&I and wellbeing initiatives so it becomes woven into the fabric of everything we do. Each and every colleague should feel valued, respected and supported. So much good work has been achieved to date with our award winning D&I platform CHROMA and our ‘Get Atalian Servest Talking’ wellbeing and mental health initiatives. I’m so pleased have been appointed to this position to be able to take this forward to the next level.”
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