Leadership advisory and executive search firm Russel Reynolds Associates (RRA) announced today the appointment of Pam Fitzpatrick for the newly created role of Global Head of Sustainability.

In her new role, Fitzpatrick will lead RRA’s sustainability function globally, partnering with the senior leadership team to integrate sustainability across the firm’s business strategy, and facilitating sustainability initiatives related to diversity, equity and inclusion, and climate change, among others. Additionally, Fitzpatrick will collaborate with RRA’s sustainability practice to ensure internal efforts are in line with industry-leading practice. 

Fitzpatrick said:

“The opportunity in this new role at Russell Reynolds Associates is immense. It is a critical and exciting time to lead change in an organization that is so deeply committed to sustainability and at the forefront of helping leaders globally advance in ESG strategy and sustainability.”

Fitzpatrick joins Russell Reynolds from OneTrust, where she served as Head of ESG Center of Excellence, She has held a series of other sustainability-focused roles, including Senior Director at Gartner, where she led research and advisory services for ESG and sustainability and advised Fortune 500 executives on sustainability strategy, and Vice President of Sustainability at Macy’s, responsible for leading the company’s internal ESG strategy.

Constantine Alexandrakis, RRA Chief Executive Officer, said:

“We are thrilled to welcome Pam to our team. With sustainability remaining one of the most pressing leadership issues of our time, her extensive experience as a creator and leader of ESG and sustainability strategy, governance, and disclosure programs aligns incredibly well with our firm’s commitment to integrating sustainability into all aspects of our work. And as a trailblazer of the criticality of sustainable leadership in the world’s c-suites and boardrooms, we have brought Pam aboard to help us continue to improve the way the world is led.”