GKN Automotive expands sustainability role

Global leader in drive systems GKN Automotive has expanded the role of chief communications and sustainability officer Dr Clare Wyatt to include the global human resources function.

She will take the role of chief people, communications and sustainability officer.

Dr Wyatt joined GKN Automotive in January 2020 and over the past 18 months has developed the company’s global sustainability strategy and overseen its net zero targets being validated by the independent Science-Based Targets initiative.

She said: “Our people are at the heart of GKN Automotive, helping us to develop and deliver market-leading products and technologies. Inspiring our team to reach their full potential, while also attracting the next generation of talent will keep us at the forefront of a rapidly evolving industry. I am delighted to take on this new challenge.”

Markus Bannert, CEO of GKN Automotive, added: “As a global business of 25,000 people, we place the highest value on our team to drive business success. With Clare’s knowledge and expertise in the company, and a clear focus driven by our company purpose, she is exceptionally well-positioned to enhance and accelerate our people strategy.”