Anthesis, the largest group of dedicated sustainability professionals globally and one of the UK’s fastest-growing private companies, has appointed Ian Golding as Chief Information Officer. In this newly created role, Ian is responsible for setting the strategic direction and governance of Anthesis’ technology, data and digital capabilities and joins Anthesis’ Global Leadership Team.
Ian has more than 20 years of global technology leadership experience, including 15 years within the sustainability sector through his prior role as CIO & Partner at The ERM Group, during which he navigated the Group through its most significant growth phase across four private equity cycles.
In addition, Ian has held several interim CIO roles at purpose-led best-in-class global organisations, including most recently as Interim CIO at international STEM skills provider, SThree Plc, and Interim CIO at The Natural History Museum in London. During this tenure, Ian developed the technology strategy and vision to support its position as a world-leading museum and as a centre of excellence in scientific research on the Earth’s geology and life. Ian is also an investor, advisor, and a mentor for digital startups.
Stuart McLachlan, CEO of Anthesis Group, commented, “Anthesis was created with technology, digital and data at its heart, acknowledging their criticality in unlocking sustainable performance through faster, advanced, and data-led decision making. Ian’s exceptional experience and a successful track record in transformational change is a very valuable addition to our Global Leadership Team.”
Ian Golding, CIO, Anthesis Group, added, “We are at an inflection point where purpose-driven organisations are recognising and reacting to their exponential impact ambitions through the adoption of technology, data and digital. Anthesis is at the helm of driving change, for its clients and society, through an enviable portfolio of solutions. Acting on its goal of eliminating 3 gigatonnes of CO2e emissions by 2030 for its clients, Anthesis’ digital solutions are helping address the scarcity of sustainability skills while solving client problems to secure a sustainable future.”
Anthesis’ portfolio of over 20 digital solutions enables clients to spot emerging trends and challenges, align business strategies and secure competitive advantage by anticipating and adapting at pace. These solutions include the Tesco Supplier Network, an online Activator Hub which connects more than 10,000 suppliers and promotes collaboration, innovation, and best practice approaches, and Vastum, Anthesis’ digital waste tracking tool, tracking waste from the producer to its destination and fate, so helping to reduce waste crime.
Anthesis received the 2021 Innovation Award from Fast Track 100, acknowledging its investment and development in green technology.