Lloyds Banking Group appoints Khadija Ali as Group Director of Sustainability and Responsible Business

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01 July 2024

Lloyds Banking Group has appointed Khadija Ali as Group Director, Sustainability and Responsible Business.

In the newly created role, Khadija will be responsible for leading the Group’s Social Sustainability and Environmental Sustainability teams. Khadija will report into the Group’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Andrew Walton.

Khadija is a recognised sustainability leader with extensive experience and a deep understanding of the critical role financial services play in building a more sustainable and inclusive society. Khadija joins from EY where she led the UK Climate Change and Sustainability Services practice and advised global financial institutions on sustainability-focused strategic initiatives, including target setting, climate transition planning, commercial strategy, responsible business, and disclosures. She returns to the Group having served as the interim Director of Environmental Sustainability between 2021 – 2022.

As Group Director of Sustainability and Responsible Business, Khadija will further strengthen and lead the delivery of the Group’s sustainability strategy. Khadija will work across the business to further integrate sustainability outcomes into business priorities, to help us deliver on our net zero ambitions and enable us to maximise the growth opportunities of building a more sustainable and inclusive society.

From July 1, Andrew and Khadija will both join the newly elected Net Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA) Steering Group, following the recent member election. They will work with industry peers on the delivery of the NZBA’s global commitments to help accelerate the journey to net zero by 2050, or sooner.

Andrew Walton, Chief Sustainability Officer at Lloyds Banking Group added: “We are delighted that Khadija has joined us as our Group Director of Sustainability and Responsibility. I’m confident that her leadership will help us to push the pace and ambition of our delivery, progressing our strategy and working towards our net zero commitments”.

Khadija Ali, Group Director, Group Sustainability and Responsible Business at Lloyds Banking Group said: “It’s a privilege to join Lloyds Banking Group and I’m excited to work for an organisation that is committed to using its scale and influence to drive lasting change. Mobilising finance is key to transitioning to a more sustainable future. I’m looking forward to progressing the Group’s ambitious strategy and maximising opportunities for growth as part of the Group’s purpose to help Britain prosper.”