Louise Holder joined IHG Hotels and Resorts as Environmental Business Advisor for the EMEAA (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia) region in January this year. Her role is to provide specialist environmental guidance and support to regional business functions and external stakeholders to achieve IHG’s global environmental sustainability commitments and targets. Prior to joining IHG, Louise led the carbon agenda at Burberry supporting the company to transition to 100% renewable electricity, embed sustainability across the whole lifecycle of the products and ensuring the delivery of carbon neutral business operations, fashion shows and events.
Previous roles also include creating bespoke sustainability engagement campaigns for students and staff at Queen Mary University of London and providing funded carbon and climate resilience consultancy support for small businesses in Suffolk and Norfolk whilst at Groundwork East.
Louise is excited for the opportunity to bring her experience working in both the private and public sectors to help shape the direction of Business in the Community (BITC) and ensure that its strategy meets the needs of future generations.
When not working, Louise enjoys long walks with her husband Mitchell and springer spaniel Freddie.