Tritax, a market leading property investment fund management house, has announced the appointment of Helen Drury as Sustainability Lead at Tritax Group, which acts as the Fund Manager to Tritax Big Box REIT (ticker: BBOX) and Tritax EuroBox plc (tickers: EBOX (Sterling); BOXE (Euro)).
Helen will be responsible for leading and further developing the sustainability strategy and performance and driving its integration and implementation across the Group, supporting not only the existing funds but also the strategic growth of Tritax.
Helen has over nine years’ experience focused on driving sustainability, the environment and corporate responsibility within organisations and managing relationships to implement and communicate strategy and results on a broad range of sustainability issues to help create long term value, with extensive expertise in the real estate industry.
Since June 2018, Helen was Senior Manager, Sustainability, at Virgin Money, where she was responsible for sustainability across the CYBG/Virgin Money Group and the Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank Foundation, creating a new long-term strategy and targets integrated across the group following the acquisition of Virgin Money. From February 2017 to June 2018, Helen was Disability Champion for Retail at the Department of Work and Pensions, amplifying the voices of disabled customers and employees within their own industries, increasing accountability and challenging inequality.
From June 2015 to June 2018, Helen was Corporate Responsibility Manager, intu Properties plc, where she was responsible for creating and delivering sustainability strategy, engaging employees, reporting on progress and managing stakeholder relationships. From June 2012, as Sustainability Manager at Revo (formerly BCSC), Helen was responsible for providing insight and driving best practice within the retail property sector and representing industry to policy makers and think tanks.
From June 2011 to December 2011, Helen was Senior Energy and Climate Change Advisor at eef (now Make UK, The Manufacturers’ Organisation). From May 2010, Helen was a Policy Advisor at the Civil Service (London), firstly in Energy Efficiency at DECC then as Life Cycle Assessment at Defra.
Helen is a Chartered Environmentalist and holds an MA in Environmental Impact Assessment and Management Tools at the University of Manchester.
Commenting on the appointment, Henry Franklin, Partner of Tritax, said:
“We are really pleased to welcome Helen to the Tritax team as Sustainability Lead for the Group. This appointment signals Tritax’s commitment to sustainable business. We are confident that Helen’s wealth of experience and successful track record in driving sustainability and corporate responsibility within businesses, will be invaluable for the Group and its funds as we continue to integrate ESG strategies within our wider business strategy.
We are also pleased to report that Tritax recently became a Gold Leaf Member of UKGBC, an industry-led network with a mission to radically improve the sustainability of the built environment, further demonstrating the Group’s commitment to sustainability.”