In the business of… sustainability
Owen Anderson, Head of Sustainability at Wickes, will be in conversation with the Master about his route into a career in sustainability. Current students can register for free via Eventbrite.
Owen studied Earth and Ocean sciences at the University of Liverpool, specialising in Oceanography and Climate Change. He then studied an MSC at University of Reading in Renewable Energy and Sustainability. Whilst many of his classmates went into research, Owen had a few odd jobs in London before landing a job as an energy analyst at Marks and Spencer as part of the Plan A team. After a few years he moved on to look after energy and environment at Nuffield Health, and then as Head of Sustainability at Prudential PLC, and then its demerged sister company M&G Investments. Wanting to get stuck into more materials sustainability and fancying another crack in retail, Owen then moved to Wickes to head up their Sustainability and ESG strategies, which is where he is now, looking at everything from electric vehicles, to responsible sourcing.