The Von der Heyden Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Anuschka von der Heyden as Head of Sustainability effective on the 1st July 2022. This newly created role reflects the Group’s deep-seated commitments on climate change and ESG.
Joining the family business in a time of further expansion into new markets, Anuschka will lead the development and implementation of the Group’s ESG strategy. This appointment also aligns with the Group’s vision which aims to incorporate sustainable principles across its operations.
Anuschka von der Heyden said, “For quite some time, I have been seeking a role directly involving me in positive change. My aim is to create and execute strategies that will help the Group become more sustainable on both environmental and social levels. Our future depends on fragile ecosystems, and it is for us to own up to the impacts of our actions. This is particularly relevant to our expanding operations in the tourism and experiential industries. Our vision is to preserve and create value for today’s generations and tomorrow’s.”
Anuschka von der Heyden graduated from the University of Arts in London with a first-class honours degree and comes to the Group following a five-year stint in marketing and PR in London where she worked on several household brands and stock listed multinationals.
Bob Rottinghuis, Chief Executive Officer for the Group commented: “The Group’s ESG programme is a key pillar of our growth strategy. I am certain that Anuschka’s creativity and drive will take us beyond economic success and help us strengthen our ties to the international communities in which we operate and deepen our commitment to ESG”.
In the coming years, the Group will be taking measures to reduce its carbon footprint and engage in green energy business opportunities.
The Von der Heyden Group warmly welcomes Anuschka aboard and wishes her all the success and fulfilment in this key role in the Group.