Lloyds appoints executive from Ovo Energy as director of environmental sustainability

Source: Lloyds Banking group

Lloyds Banking Group has appointed Dr Rebecca Heaton as Director of Environmental Sustainability.

As Director of Environmental Sustainability, Rebecca will oversee the delivery of Lloyds Banking Group’s plan to achieve net zero.

This role will be central to our new strategy to support the transition to a low carbon economy. This includes creating diversified and sustainable growth and continuing to integrate environmental sustainability outcomes across our wider business priorities.

Rebecca is already a recognised leader in sustainability, with previous experience working across industry, policy and academia. She joins from OVO Energy where she held the role of Director of Sustainability. Before OVO Energy, Rebecca was Group Head of Climate Change at Drax.

She has also made significant contributions to the UK’s decarbonisation and was a member of the UK Committee on Climate Change between 2017 and 2021.

Rebecca will report into Janet Pope, Chief of Staff and Group Director, Sustainable Business at Lloyds Banking Group. She will attend and support the Group’s Net Zero Committee, working closely with Charlie Nunn, Group Chief Executive Officer, and the Executive Committee.

Charlie Nunn, Group Chief Executive Officer, Lloyds Banking Group: “We are thrilled to welcome Dr Rebecca Heaton as our new Director of Environmental Sustainability to lead the coordination and delivery of the Group’s net zero strategy.

“Rebecca’s energy, expertise and extensive experience of leading businesses in transition will accelerate our progress as we enter a critical phase in our journey to net zero by 2050 or sooner, and to help build a more inclusive and sustainable society.”

Janet Pope, Chief of Staff and Group Director, Sustainable Business, Lloyds Banking Group: “We are absolutely delighted that Rebecca has chosen to join us as our Director of Environmental Sustainability. I’m very much looking forward to working with Rebecca and adding her extensive experience to our team as we work to strengthen our overall sustainability approach and explore how we can mobilise finance to help accelerate our net zero transition.”

Rebecca Heaton, Director of Environmental Sustainability, Lloyds Banking Group: “I’m excited by the huge opportunity to help accelerate the low carbon transition as part of Lloyds Banking Group. I’m looking forward to building momentum towards our ambitious net zero targets and further embedding environmental sustainability as part of our purpose to help Britain prosper.”

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