Chantelle Ludski is the Chief Advisory Officer for the Anthesis Global Advisory Community, alongside overseeing growth across all four Communities – Advisory, Digital, Carbon and Purpose – in the North America and Latin America (NALA) Region. As a member of the Anthesis Board and the Senior Leadership Team, Chantelle’s story is one of versatility, combining a legal background and a successful foray into entrepreneurship, followed by more than a decade in a combination of engineering design firms and renewable energy.
She began her career as a Corporate and Commercial lawyer in her native South Africa before transitioning to General Counsel in the UK. Chantelle left legal practice and while studying for an MBA at London Business School, she founded a successful organic coffee business on campus on the back of a love for good coffee. After raising venture capital, she grew “fresh! naturally organic” into a leading organic chilled food-to-go company in the UK. She later joined Hyder UK as Operations Director for an environmental division, but it wasn’t long before she became HR & Change Management Director and a member of the UK Regional Executive Team. Following the merger of Hyder with Arcadis, Chantelle took the role of Director of Operations and Performance Excellence, and later became the first Global Chief Risk Officer for Arcadis, working out of Amsterdam for three years. In Chantelle’s last position before joining Anthesis she served as Chief Administrative Officer for the Americas at a global renewable energy firm, managing project controls, construction planning, equipment, and HR.
Chantelle’s career has been fuelled by a deep-seated passion for making a positive impact, which she has realised by working with great teams, and cultivating a curious mind, always eager to learn something new. Chantelle now lives in Colorado in the US, where she shares a house with her husband and the family rescue Labrador – their son is away at university. For relaxation, Chantelle enjoys discovering new places via her favorite past time – fly fishing.