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Left to right: Aled Williams, Mandy Messenger, Ben Stone

Trio of appointments at Supply Chain Sustainability School

The Supply Chain Sustainability School, a leading online platform dedicated to promoting sustainable practices within supply chains, has appointed three new members to its Board of Directors.

The new appointees – Aled Williams, Mandy Messenger, and Ben Stone – bring a wealth of experience and expertise, which the School says will strengthen its mission of enabling a sustainable built environment through knowledge and collaboration. 

Aled Williams, currently Executive Director: Innovation & Partnerships at University College of Estate Management, brings three decades of experience working in Higher Education, having held previous roles at Salford University, LJMU and the Higher Education Academy. With substantial leadership experience in Built Environment education, he has been instrumental in driving forward innovative developments within the discipline and industry. He applies his leadership and strategic capabilities within the Executive Team; aiming to have a positive effect through engagement, education and collaboration to contribute to a more sustainable built environment.  Williams supports, connects and interacts with a wide variety of stakeholders to actively influence (and be influenced by) communities to inform institutional and national policy and practice.   

Speaking about his appointment, Williams said: “I am honoured to join the Supply Chain Sustainability School Board. Their compelling vision to deliver a more sustainable built environment is inspirational. I am eager to contribute towards shaping a more productive, innovative and sustainable sector; catalysing more engagement and partners.” 

Mandy Messenger, joins the board with 34 years’ experience in construction. She currently serves as Managing Director of Advanté, having held various leadership roles. Messenger previously pioneered the Oasis welfare brand and now focuses on Advanté’s sustainable growth. She is also dedicated to fostering the next generation of industry leaders and igniting transformative initiatives, actively participating in SECBE prestigious Innovative Future Leadership Programme (IFLP). 

Messenger said of her appointment: “Having been an active Partner in the Supply Chain Sustainability School for the last eight years, I’m honoured to be joining the Board. With a passion for all things sustainability and bringing SME perspective, I aim to support increased engagement from the smaller companies, who make up a large part of the supply chain.” 

Ben Stone has 20 years of sustainability experience, and currently serves as Group Head of Environmental Sustainability at Kier Group. With a proven track record of integrating sustainability into business strategies, he plays a critical role in strategy evolution and enhancing ESG disclosure. As Chair of the Board of Trustees at Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust, and a NED of Wildscapes, Stone offers a robust understanding of purpose-driven organisational governance. 

Stone commented: “Being appointed to the board of the Supply Chain Sustainability School is a privilege. It’s a great opportunity to weave my passion for sustainability into the fabric of the construction industry. I’m excited to roll up my sleeves, collaborate with fellow visionaries, and drive meaningful change towards a future where every link in the chain reflects our commitment to our people, our places and our planet.” 

The Supply Chain Sustainability School is dedicated to equipping professionals with the knowledge and tools necessary to build resilient and environmentally responsible supply chains. 

Hilary Hurrey, Head of the Supply Chain Sustainability School said: “We are thrilled to welcome Aled, Mandy and Ben to our Board of Directors. Their diverse backgrounds and deep expertise will be invaluable as we continue to empower our members and Partners to integrate sustainability into their operations.” 

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