Stuart McLachlan

Chief Executive Officer

Stuart is co-founder and CEO of Anthesis Group, which started trading in 2013 and has grown to over 800 people across several continents, with a client portfolio that includes many FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 Companies. Since commencement, the Company has acquired 15 sustainability firms and in 2021 they entered a partnership with private equity firm, Palatine. Anthesis has featured on numerous occasions in the FastTrack100 and the FT1000 as one of the fastest growing private Companies in the UK and Europe.

Prior to Anthesis, Stuart spent 16 years developing the WSP Environment and Energy business, building it from a start up in WSP Group PLC to one of the leading global consultancies in the sector. For 6 years from 2006 to the merger with GENIVAR, Stuart also served as a PLC Director on the board of WSP Group, a FTSE 250 Company. In addition to his focus on business leadership, he has a passion for sustainable development and is a speaker on market trends and the relationship between sustainable futures and business success. In 2019, Stuart featured as the LDC ‘One to Watch’ and in 2021 was listed in the Top 32 ESG pioneers by Business Leader magazine.

As a member of the Environment Leadership Team of Business in the Community, Stuart has chaired the Visioning the Future, Transforming Business program. He is active in the transition towards the circular economy, seeking new more resilient business models, and in seeking new business opportunities for win-win change.