Laing O’Rourke’s Head of Procurement for Europe, Carol Williams, has been appointed
to the Board of the industry leading Supply Chain Sustainability School.
The appointment was announced during the School’s AGM held on Thursday 25 March.

Carol said: “I’m honoured to join the Board of the Supply Chain Sustainability School
and look forward to playing my part in establishing it as a centre of excellence for
developing supply chains who can deliver a sustainable built environment.

“While I joined Laing O’Rourke last year, the company has partnered with the School
since 2014 during which time we have internally increased awareness of sustainability
issues, upskilled our supply chain and played an instrumental role in the development of
the offsite leadership group.

“I look forward to continuing that support and am passionate about driving for progress
towards a more sustainable industry.”

The Supply Chain Sustainability School seeks to upskill those working within, or aspiring to
work within, the built environment sector. The Board members provide governance
through nine elected Partner representatives with Shaun McCarthy OBE as the
independent chair.

The Board is responsible for the fiscal governance and strategic
direction of the School. When required, the Board will consult expert advisers on matters
such as training, media and communications and legal services.

Shaun McCarthy OBE commented: “I am delighted to welcome Carol to the Board.
Procurement expertise is critical to the Supply Chain Sustainability School and Carol’s
deep experience from a variety of sectors will help to bring a fresh perspective to our
work. This coupled with her undoubted passion for sustainability makes me feel
confident that she will make a great contribution to our world class collaboration.”

Carol outlined her hopes for the coming year, saying: “We will continue to collaborate
with client partners within the School to understand key sustainability priorities, adopt
the use of the carbon measurement tool, and e-learning modules, whilst also working in
partnership to create new modules.”

There are currently 190 Laing O’Rourke employees who are active members of the
Supply Chain Sustainability School.

Last week, Raconteur published its 2021 report on Procurement & Supply Chain
Innovation where Carol joined fellow procurement professionals to discuss strategic
supplier partnerships and other ways of making supply chains more sustainable. Read
what the roundtable participants had to say.