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Lara Young

Group Head of ESG


Skills and Experience

Lara Young joined Cromwell in January 2023 as Group Head of ESG after working in the construction and engineering industry for over 10 years.

As Group Head of ESG, she works on further developing the Cromwell’s existing ESG framework and aligning the ESG strategy with the business’s overall strategic objectives.

Prior to joining Cromwell, Lara was the driving force behind establishing and implementing Costain’s Climate Change Action Plan, which set out a detailed 15-year plan to transition to a net-zero organisation by 2035.

She was most recently shortlisted as 2023 Net zero and Energy leader of the year at the edie sustainability awards (winners to be announced in March) and was named 2022 Young Person of the Year by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) and Energy and Carbon Leader of the Year at the 2021 edie Awards. Lara has been the Chair of the Institution of Civil Engineer’s (ICE) Carbon Champion Review Panel since May 2021.