Andy Wales

SVP Sustainable Development, SABMiller plc

Andy Wales is Senior Vice President Sustainable Development for SABMiller plc, one of the world’s largest brewers. He leads the group's approach to prioritising economic, social and environmental issues within the group’s strategies and business plans, including risks such as water scarcity and opportunities such as promoting local economic growth through smallholder farming. He also leads stakeholder engagement for the group. 

Previously Andy held Corporate Responsibility Director roles at the environmental services group Severn Trent, and textiles firm Interface, Inc. 

In 2009 he was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. In 2010 he was appointed a London Sustainable Development Commissioner. He is a member of the Global Agenda Council on Water Security and is lead author of the book ‘Big Business, Big Responsibilities’, published in 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan www.bigresponsibilities.org).