Anthesis, the largest group of dedicated sustainability professionals globally and one of the UK’s fastest-growing private companies, has appointed Gehan Talwatte to the Board as Deputy Chairman and Non-Executive Director.
An experienced entrepreneur and investor, Gehan specialises in using data and analytics to help business leaders make better decisions. He has founded/co-founded and run a number of ventures including Ascend (aviation data), Hoovers Online (company information), eccelerate.com (trust and workflow software) and Cognizant Technology Solutions (IT services); all of which made strong trade or public market exits. He currently holds several non-executive chairman roles on both sides of the Atlantic.
Gehan brings valuable data-led insights and experience to the Anthesis Board to support its ambitious strategic growth plans following a significant minority investment from Palatine Private Equity. Acknowledging how digitalisation will be a crucial contributor to achieve Anthesis’ impact goals across the decade’s most material global systems: net-zero impact; carbon remediation; product circularity; land use; and inclusive economies, Gehan will play a pivotal role in Anthesis’ digital and data strategy.
Anthesis CEO Stuart McLachlan commented, “Gehan’s global experience and successful track record in driving business growth through digital transformation is a valuable addition to the Board. Anthesis is committed to amplifying its impact to tackle the world’s climate emergency by driving sustainable performance into our client’s organisations, and using data to drive decisions paired with digital tools to maximise positive impact is key.”
On his appointment, Gehan said “It is a privilege to help Anthesis drive solutions to the climate emergency. The combination of proprietary data, data science and technology are powerful drivers to scaling the business, and empowering clients to make better decisions.”
Other Board Members include Malcolm Paul (Chairman), Stuart McLachlan (CEO), Jason Urry (CFO), and from Palatine Private Equity, Beth Houghton (Non-Executive Director) and Tristan Craddock (Non-Executive Director).