Sue Garrard


Formerly EVP Sustainable Business and Communications


Sue Garrard is EVP Sustainable Business and Communications at Unilever. It was recently announced she will leave this role in September, and will then take a short career break.

At Unilever, she is responsible for embedding the company’s ambitious USLP (the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan) into the business and ensuring progress against its 70-plus time-bound targets. She is also responsible for teams in 180 markets who engage with Governments and key external stakeholders; lead employee engagement; handle the media; and are accountable for issues and crisis management.

Sue joined Unilever in 2011 and was responsible for forming the global communications function, defining its role and purpose, and building it into a strategic function. Her role was extended to include sustainability in 2014.

Sue is also Vice Chair of the Advertising Association, a post she took on in Sept 2014, and a Trustee for A Blueprint for Better Business. Prior to Unilever was as Director General for Customer Strategy and Communications at the Department of Work and Pensions and board level positions in Fishburn Hedges, a public affairs and PR agency, and in the highly acclaimed advertising agency AMV.

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