Sustainable X, the business sustainability action planning and reporting specialists, are pleased to announce that Ian Smith is to join the Board of Sustainable X as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.
Ian was Chief Executive Officer of AIM listed Time Finance plc from 2016-2021 and has a strong track record as a director of various listed and private equity backed businesses.
With a background in strategy implementation, financial and change management, Ian reinforces the ESG and listed business market knowledge of Sustainable X. His business turnaround and ownership transition experience also support the focus on creating tailored business cases for becoming sustainable, and increasing business value through improvements in environmental, social and economic impacts.
Founders Rondi Allan and Nick Reilly of Sustainable X, commented: “We are really delighted to welcome Ian to our Board. Ian’s breadth and depth of knowledge and experience in outcome focused business change, and meaningful company reporting will be of huge benefit to Sustainable X and our customers as we grow and develop. Our core action plan development and outsourced sustainability team services have great growth potential in markets where Ian has built strong long-term relationships. Furthermore, his knowledge of the dynamics of medium sized businesses will be extremely helpful as we expand our range of services.”
Ian Smith said: “I am delighted to be working with Sustainable X to help businesses profit from making authentic and positive sustainability impacts for their people, prosperity and the planet. What attracted me most is the practical, action focused ethos and collaborative approach of the Sustainable X model and methodology, which stand out in a market in danger of becoming big on reports and short on action. This is an exciting time in the development of the business and I look forward to supporting Rondi and Nick to scale the positive impact Sustainable X is already making.”