Elena Gonzalez

2014 Sieff Winner, West Midlands - Corporate Sustainability Manager, 
Elena Gonalez, Corporate Sustainability Manager, Carillion PLC

Elena stepped into this management role with fresh batches of passion and intelligence to inspire and motivate teams across a complex construction and services business where the sustainability mind-set is under constant threat from tough commercial and operational pressures.

She was the driving force behind Carillion’s Annual Sustainability Report, which won 2013’s PElewC Building Public Trust Award, working with teams from across the world. Elena is only part way through her leadership journey, and very much on the rise in driving forward a balanced, net positive approach to environmental, social and economic sustainability. Her instinct is to work collaboratively with colleagues to resolve and understand complex business issues and inspire a legacy of responsible business practice.

“Elena is a role model for dynamic, down-to-earth professionalism – wholly focused on driving forward Carillion’s sustainability and living responsible business values.  Modest, warm and the consummate team player, Elena is one of Carillion’s ‘unsung heroines’ – even more so, because she would be the very last to acknowledge how great she is …”

David Picton, Chief Sustainability Officer