Alex Nichols

Associate Director

Alex Nichols

Alex has a solid, 23 year experience of international projects for business on sustainability reporting, strategy, responsible sourcing, stakeholder engagement, assurance, training delivery.

Alex has worked on more than 67 sustainability reporting related projects since 2001, including the use of GRI since its inception. He is very experienced in materiality, report strategy, engagement and copywriting for clients such as General Motors, Indofood Agri Resources, AB-InBev, Halcyon Rubber, Nationwide Building Society, Shangri-La Hotels, Cathay Pacific, Knauf Insulation, Rio Tinto, Tate & Lyle, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications, UK Department for Trade & Industry, Aperam and APP. Alex is also well versed in assurance and audit practices through projects with Scottish Power, New Look, Prologis, Laing O’Rourke for example.

His strategy & engagement project work experience relates to clients such as a global tyre brand, Rio Tinto, Reckitt Benckiser, International Council on Mining & Metals, Knauf Insulation, Aperam, Arup, Welsh Assembly, and JTI.

On training services, Alex has also delivered upward of 20 multi-day IEMA-certified Training Courses; featuring highly interactive facilitation of dynamic international groups.

Diverse sector experience: agribusiness, automotive, construction, mining & metals, paper & pulp, waste, energy, food & beverage, rail, tobacco, hospitality and manufacturing. Alex has a strong international experience, and has managed successful industrial, NGO and government projects in SE Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Brazil and Australia.

Alex has held previous senior positions at the heart of corporate consultancy, such as PwC Paris, followed by 14 years in specialist advisory firms (Two Tomorrows and DNV GL). He has NGO sector experience (Amnesty International, Labo du Futur) and has worked under UK government programmes, such as Envirowise.

Education: MSc, Environmental Assessment and Management, Oxford Brookes University 1993, BSc (Hons), Geographic Sciences, Plymouth University 1991.