Malcolm Forsyth, former Director of Global Strategy at Scott Bader, has joined the Composites UK team as Sustainability Manager.
Malcolm’s arrival comes as the Association’s current Sustainability Manager, Stella Job, is leaving Composites UK to take the role of Sustainability Specialist at the Aerospace Technology Institute's FlyZero project, which aims to revolutionise the future of commercial air travel by making zero carbon aviation possible by the end of the decade.
Stella comments: “I'm excited to be joining FlyZero, but will hugely miss Composites UK. My seven years here have been a fantastic growth experience, interesting and strategic. I've met so many great people and seen the Association grow in numbers, effectiveness and global respect. Most of all, the Composites UK staff are just amazing and I have enjoyed being a part of such a good team. Handing over to Malcolm makes it much easier to leave, as he is a strategic thinker, passionate about sustainability and a much better project manager than me - he'll do a great job. A huge thank you to the staff, our members and the many other people I've worked with.”
During his role at Scott Bader, Malcolm held group board and executive level responsibility for the establishment of a bold, long-term sustainability vision for the company. He led the development of a “2036” sustainability vision, comprising deep analysis of the company’s context, strategy formulation, execution and communication plans to embed the vision, and secure full employee engagement. This has also entailed an extensive co-operation with Sustainable Growth Associates, and interaction with other important sustainability players such as Ecovadis and GRI.
Since leaving Scott Bader in 2019, Malcolm set up his own business – Oakshade Consultancy Ltd – where he has delivered a number of sustainability- and strategy-focussed assignments including co-authoring the Composites UK Sustainability Best Practice Guide, and supporting the preparation of a successful bid to Innovate UK for government grant support for a ground-breaking composite recycling technology.
Malcolm comments: “I’m delighted to be joining the Composites UK team as Sustainability Manager, and to build on the strong foundations developed by Stella over the last seven years. Sustainability is now of great strategic importance to the whole composites industry, and a major future challenge. Through my Sustainability Manager role at Composites UK, I look forward to working with all the composites industry stakeholders, to help move the value chain towards a true net zero impact.”
Dr. Sue Halliwell, Operations Manager at Composites UK concludes: “Stella has been instrumental in developing the sustainability agenda for the UK composites industry and whilst we are extremely sad to see her leave the Association, we wish her the very best in this new and exciting opportunity. We’re excited for Malcolm to join the team; he brings a wealth of experience and knowledge that will enable us to progress and develop the work that Stella has started.”