Diageo announces new leadership roles in sustainability: David Cutter appointed to combined role of Chief Sustainability Officer and President, Global Supply & Procurement

30 Nov 2018 | Press release

Diageo has created two new roles to demonstrate Diageo’s commitment to society and the environment. David Cutter is appointed inaugural Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO), in addition to his role as President of Global Supply and Procurement. David Cutter sits on Diageo’s Executive Committee and has been at Diageo over 15 years working across the global supply network.

In addition to this, Kate Gibson has joined Diageo in the newly created role of Director of Diageo in Society. Kate will be joining Diageo in March 2019 to lead the team responsible for ensuring that Diageo plays a positive role in all the communities that we operate in. Kate joins from InterContinental Hotels Group where she is currently Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship.

Diageo has significant targets and commitments in its work in society and the environment. This work is diverse, with community at its core by championing skills and learning development, minimising our operational impact on the environment, with a focus on water stewardship and replenishment in water stressed areas, and sourcing local raw materials. Additionally, and critical to our business, is our leadership in alcohol in society – promoting the responsible consumption of alcohol and reducing alcohol related harm.

Commenting on the new role David Cutter, Chief Sustainability Officer and President, Global Supply and Procurement, Diageo, said: “Across our diverse supply chain I see first-hand the positive impact our operations can have on the communities around them. Whether it is ensuring our sites have leading energy efficient technology, reducing fuel and water consumption or supporting our vast global family of farmers providing grains to our breweries and distilleries, this is a huge and significant role. I fervently believe in the significant contribution we can make and our commitment to do so.”