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Anthesis appoints Tanya Lightbody as its first Chief People Officer

November 26, 2021 | News,
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Anthesis appoints Tanya Lightbody as its first Chief People Officer in response to business growth and ambitions

Anthesis, the largest group of dedicated sustainability professionals globally and one of the UK’s fastest-growing private companies, has appointed human resources specialist Tanya Lightbody as its first Chief People Officer. Tanya will join Anthesis’ Global Leadership Team and report directly to co-founder and CEO Stuart McLachlan.

Tanya brings over 20 years’ experience in people and communication-related roles to Anthesis, having lived and worked across the world, spending the last eight years supporting sustainability-focused businesses within the private investment industry. Before joining Anthesis, Tanya was Group People and Performance Director at investment group Treïs and has also held senior global people and environmental roles at WorldRemit, Ark, and People Against Dirty, a Skagen Conscience Capital portfolio business.

Stuart McLachlan, CEO of Anthesis, commented,I am delighted to welcome Tanya to Anthesis. Her wealth of expertise in people strategy and talent management and attraction will be a valuable addition to our Global Leadership Team. We’ve welcomed more than 200 new colleagues globally during the pandemic as organisations prioritised sustainability as a business imperative. With continued ambitions to grow at this pace, Tanya’s focus on our talent strategy, values and culture will set us apart in a competitive and fast-evolving industry.

I’m very excited to be joining Anthesis at such an incredibly pivotal point in its journey. As a fast growth organisation, its people are at the core of the business and drive sustainable performance for thousands of organisations globally. I look forward to working with the Global Leadership Team to ensure we support and enable all our colleagues to thrive and for Anthesis to be the employer of choice.

Tanya Lightbody
Chief People Officer


As Chief People Officer, Tanya will be responsible for all aspects of Anthesis’ People Strategy, using her expertise in change and transformation through values and culture to focus on building a market leading employee value proposition, managing reward and remuneration structures, culture development, and further empowering our people to deliver meaningful impact with many of the worlds largest and most influential organisations.

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