Speedy has appointed Amelia Woodley as its Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) director, as the company ramps up its focus on sustainability.

Amelia joins the firm from South Western Railway, where she spent three years as head of sustainability. She has almost 20 years’ experience in delivering ESG strategies, with her previous roles including senior positions at Network Rail, AIG Engineering and BAE Systems.

Based at the Newton-Le-Willows headquarters, Amelia will oversee Speedy’s long-term ESG programme to reduce the business’s environmental impact and provide more sustainable products and services, along with introducing new initiatives that support Speedy employees and local communities. 

“Responsibility and sustainability have always been at the heart of everything we do at Speedy and we are committed to working with our people customers and suppliers to build a more sustainable future," said Speedy Chief Executive Russell Down.

“Amelia has a strong track record of delivering transformation and award-winning sustainability programmes across large organisations. She brings experience that will help us continue our journey to drive down carbon emissions and enhance social value across our business and the wider supply chain.”

While Amelia added: “I’m looking forward to building on the progress the company has already made, from providing greener logistics and zero-emission products to introducing active health and wellbeing programmes, and creating new initiatives that will drive positive change for our customers, our business and our suppliers.”