Chairman and managing partner of EY UK and Ireland, Steve Varley, has announced his new position as global vice chair for sustainability.
His new role will begin on 1 July, and while he will maintain his position as chairman of EY UK, he will now longer be managing partner for the firm.
Varley will now be responsible for developing and implementing sustainable practices across the firm, and report to EY’s global chair and chief executive, Carmine Di Sibio.
Di Sibio said: “Sustainability is one of the key defining issues of our generation and we believe EY has a significant contribution to make in addressing today’s environmental challenges, supporting EY clients and our communities, as well as our global organisation.
“Steve brings a wealth of knowledge and a strong track record of delivering real change with governments, policy makers, EY clients and people.”
Varley added: “We simply cannot stand still when it comes to protecting the environment and creating growth opportunities that are truly sustainable.
“I’m incredibly excited about leading this effort across EY to help drive progress towards a more sustainable future and build a better working world.”