Galliford Try appoints first sustainability director

GALLIFORD Try has appointed Phil Tompkins to the new role of director of risk & sustainability.

The contractor revealed he will be tasked with leading ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) across the company’s recently launched Sustainable Growth strategy.

Phil joined the business as director of risk and internal audit in February 2018 and has since been working with the board to monitor, assess and address risks to support the achievement of objectives. This, Galliford Try said, has increasingly focused on the significance of ESG.

Bill Hocking, chief executive of Galliford Try, said, “This is a very exciting time for our business. Having published our net zero carbon targets earlier this year, we have, in quick succession, announced our Sustainable Growth Strategy which sets out our ambitions across a range of sustainability measures. We are already taking action and, for example, earlier this month we committed to a new electric company car policy.

“Phil’s appointment is the latest in our drive to champion the role we have to play in a more sustainable future for all our stakeholders. With his background in risk management, he is an excellent position to ensure that our strategic priorities are achieved in a methodical, thorough way by co-ordinating our efforts across our six pillars of Health & Safety; People; Environment & Climate Change; Supply Chain; Clients and Communities.”

Phil Tompkins added, “Galliford Try’s Sustainable Growth Strategy is focused on progressive culture, socially responsible delivery and quality and innovation to improve the UK’s built environment and I am thrilled to be in a position to work with our teams to drive this across our business.”