Group Sustainability Officer

Karen Bolam

I want to see the industry involved in a just transition to decarbonisation, circularity in resource use and biodiversity net gain.

Throughout my career, I've held environmental leadership roles in various sectors including aviation, manufacturing, energy and local government.

As Group Sustainability Officer at Global Energy Group, my role is to continually look at the environmental impact of the company, strategies and activities to achieve NetZero. I encourage and embrace new ideas for improving our environmental performance e.g. energy, waste, resource/materials use.

Do you have any Professional Goals/ Aspirations for the industry?

I want to see the industry involved in a just transition to decarbonisation, circularity in resource use and biodiversity net gain.

Do you have any Personal Goals that you are hoping to achieve?

To do the Coast to Coast – rat race in 2022, anyone got a couch to coast to coast plan?

What inspires you?

Sir David Attenborough’s life work and his dedication to the natural world, culminating in his impassioned speech to the United Nation and subsequent shows. What an amazing life he has had and still going strong in his 90’s.

Why do you work with GEG Group of companies?

It is an exciting time for the business and I would like to play a part in supporting that transformation.

What is the best piece of advice you have been given?

It's actually a quote by Albert Einstein ... “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new".

Karen Bolam