GKN creates sustainability director role

GKN Automotive has appointed Tom Salisbury to the newly created role of director of sustainability.

Salisbury reportedly has more than 15 years’ experience in sustainability teams within global organisations. His previous role was senior sustainable business manager at Vodafone and he also worked in the global sustainability teams at brewing companies AB Inbev and SABMiller.

GKN Automotive aims to have a net zero transition plan in place by the end of 2023.

“Creating the Director of Sustainability role is an important milestone in our sustainability journey,” said Dr Clare Wyatt, chief communication and sustainability officer. “[Salisbury’s] leadership and management of the team, workflows and reporting will ensure the strategy is implemented and measured effectively and ensure that we’re able to meet short term targets whilst also building our capabilities to deliver on our long-term sustainability agenda.”