EMG appoints Rohan Mitchell as group ESG director
Broadcast service provider EMG has appointed Rohan Mitchell as group ESG (environmental, social and governance) director.
In this newly created role, Mitchell will create and execute the vision and direction of EMG’s ESG policy including diversity, inclusion and belonging (DIB), the environment and sustainable working practices. He will lead on the execution of all ESG initiatives, collaborating with the company’s leadership and entities across Europe and the US to align activity and ensure the group progresses in the same direction.
Over the past several months, alongside his previous role at EMG UK, Mitchell has been instrumental in the development of EMG’s ESG programme. This includes the establishment of an international steering committee (steerco) comprising expertise and representatives from across the group.
He said: “I am thrilled to be working with the excellent team at EMG and our valued partners and stakeholders to help to drive actionable change. EMG has always been passionate about its social and environmental responsibilities and my role, and establishing the steerco, represent taking those responsibilities to the next level.”
Mitchell joined the group as unit manager for Telegenic, now EMG UK, in 2015. In 2016 he moved to a key client management role with PLP. Prior to joining EMG, he spent 16 years as a senior technical producer for Formula One Management.
Shaun Gregory, CEO, EMG, said: “Without it being his specific responsibility, Rohan developed a sustainability plan for Telegenic including the creation of a reporting framework for baseline CO2 emissions. His passion for both ESG and EMG encouraged us to create the role of ESG director – and to give him the ESG brief. We are delighted he has accepted the position and wish him the very best.”
Peter Bates, CEO, EMG UK, said: “This role, with the full support of our leadership team, could not come at a more appropriate juncture. Rohan will help to drive deeper cultural change and a fresh commitment to sustainable working and enhancing an environment which embraces DIB.”