Sue Garrard

EVP Sustainable Business and Communications

Unilever

Sue is currently EVP Sustainable Business and Communications at Unilever. In this role she is responsible for embedding the company’s ambitious USLP (the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan) into the business and ensuring progress against its 70-plus time bound targets. She is also responsible for teams in 180 markets who engage with Governments and key external stakeholders; lead employee engagement; handle the media; and are accountable for issues and crisis management. 

Sue joined Unilever in 2011 and was responsible for forming the global communications function, defining its role and purpose, and building it into a strategic function. Her role was extended to include sustainability in 2014.

Sue is also a founder and Trustee of a not for profit organisation called ‘Blueprint for better business’ set up in 2014, a pro-bono role that seeks to help CEO’s build purpose into their organisations and use it as a driver of better behaviours, employee motivation and customer trust.

Until 2013 Sue was also a Non-Executive Director of the Serious & Organised Crime Agency.