Andy Wales is Global Head of Sustainable Development for SABMiller plc, one of the world’s largest brewers. He leads the group’s approach to prioritising economic, social and environmental issues within the group’s strategies and business plans, including risks such as water scarcity and opportunities such as promoting local economic growth through smallholder farming. He also leads stakeholder engagement for the group.
Previously Andy held Corporate Responsibility Director roles at the environmental services group Severn Trent, and textiles firm Interface, Inc.
He holds an MBA from Warwick Business School, a masters degree in Sustainable Development Strategy from Middlesex University and a BA in English and International Development from Sussex University.
In 2009 he was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. In 2010 he was appointed a London Sustainable Development Commissioner. He is Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts and of Forum for the Future. He is lead author of the book ‘Big Business, Big Responsibilities’, published in 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan (www.bigresponsibilities.org). His favourite beers include Peroni from Italy, Royal Challenge from India and Miller Chill from the United States.