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BA Appoints New Head of Sustainably

British Airways (BA) has announced the appointment of Carrie Harris as its new head of sustainability, reflecting the increasing importance of sustainability for the airline.

Harris joins British Airways from the airline’s parent company, International Airlines Group (IAG), where she has been group sustainability manager for the past five years. She is a chartered environmentalist, Fellow of IEMA (the accreditation body for sustainability professionals), registered environmental auditor and holds two master’s degrees in environmental science and management.

In her role at British Airways, reporting to Louise Evans, director of external communications and sustainability, Harris will be responsible for a team of eight who work on the airline’s strategy for environment, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing, and community investment. 

In 2019 Harris helped launch IAG’s Flightpath Net Zero, committing the group to achieving net zero by 2050, a global first for an airline group and a landmark climate strategy for the aviation sector. During her time at IAG she has successfully embedded sustainability into the group’s business activity and financial planning processes. Her work saw her win IAG the prestigious CDP A-list for investor rankings and most improved sustainability report for FTSE 100 and IBEX companies.