Fiona Nicholls Head of Sustainability and ESG Strategy (Internal)

Speaks:  English

Qualified: - Chartered Environmentalist

Primary office:  Birmingham

Secondary office:  London

Fiona Nicholls

Fiona oversees the Environment, Social Governance (ESG) Strategy and has specific responsibility for two ESG areas - environment and assurance. In these roles, Fiona co-ordinates preparation and delivery of the Strategy, directs the firm's Planet+ programme and drives internal audit. She also looks after certification to five adopted ISO standards, external sustainability reporting, client audit requests and data assurance. Fiona has 20+ years sustainability/ESG experience spanning public, private and social enterprise sectors, as a consultant and as an in-house practitioner and strategic lead.


  • Adoption of an ambitious public environmental policy in 2017
  • Chair of of the PLANET+ Team (including four partners)
  • Established the Assurance Team and represented audit on the Risk Committee
  • Led the publication of the first public sustainability report
  • Drafted the first ESG Strategy

Career & Recognition

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  • 2023

    • Career
      July 2023
      Head of Sustainability and ESG Strategy (Internal)
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Chartered Environmentalist