Andrew Wales

Chief Digital Impact and Sustainability Officer, BT Group

Andy Wales is Chief Digital Impact and Sustainability Officer for BT plc. He is also a senior advisor at the Global Innovation Fund, leading the Advance sub-fund which invests in emerging market entrepreneurs on behalf of multinationals, and a founding partner of the Global Goals Accelerator run by Bethnal Green Ventures. He was previously Global VP Sustainable Development for AB InBev, having spent 10 years with SABMiller plc as Corporate Affairs Director Europe and SVP Sustainability. Andy has also held Corporate Responsibility and Strategy Director roles at the environmental services group Severn Trent and textiles firm Interface, Inc. In 2009 he was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He is a member of WWF UK’s Programme Committee and a member of the Sainsburys Foundation Advisory Board. In 2010 he was lead author of the book ‘Big Business, Big Responsibilities’, published by Palgrave Macmillan. He holds an MBA from Warwick Business School, a masters degree in Sustainable Development Strategy from Forum for the Future/Middlesex University & a BA in English & International Development from Sussex University.