Position: Director of Sustainable Golf, The R&A
Arlette originally qualified as an Environmentalist and has two Post Graduate Diplomas in Occupational Safety & Health and Environmental Management & Assessment. Arlette is a Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment and a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health. She has been advising and supporting organisations to ensure people remain safe and well at work but also protecting the environment for future generations. Her approach has been to benefit people not just inside the world of work, but also wider outside of work with a focus on environmental sustainability.
During her career, she has led and influenced cultural change in a number of large multi-national companies including Vodafone, Royal Mail, Balfour Beatty Rail and Gatwick Airport providing strategic leadership, further the agenda and integrate approaches and resources following acquisitions and mergers. Building on an organisation’s reputation and best in class programmes, her roles have taken her to promote new ways of working and approaches to holistic company cultural values. As a key strategic member of leadership teams that delivered the logistics programme for public donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee, Arlette’s influence and approach helped deliver immediate emergency aid for global disasters.
During her career Arlette has also supported several academic institutions and Professional member organisations. She has written and published sustainability publications, articles, commissioned research, and formed cross industry working groups. She has also been a course advisor on Post Graduate courses.
Her range of cross-industry experience, unique wide approach and influence ensures she is regularly invited as speaker at many global events across health, safety, environment, and wellbeing. Regarded as subject matter expert by professional organisations such as IEMA and IOSH and other industry prominent institutions, Arlette is asked to advise to the development of both industry specific Codes of Practice, Guidance but also advise and respond to Government position.
Arlette is experienced in both the private and public sector, is Non-Executive Director for IEMA, Chair of the IEMA Professional Standards Committee, Chair of the IEMA Fellows Nomination Committee, a member of the IOSH Performance and Development Committee and past Chair of the IOSH Broadcasting and Telecommunications Committee Specialist Group. She is well placed to advise on the effectiveness of development and performance of sustainability agenda across many sectors and organisations to ensure organisations are accountable not only to their employees but also wider stakeholders and shareholders in delivering positive business change.