JLL’s former responsible business chief joins St Modwen

UK firm St Modwen has appointed Fran Leedham, previously with JLL, as head of responsible business. She will report to chief finance and operations officer Rob Hudson.

At JLL Leedham was director of the sustainability strategy consulting practice and worked closely with clients to advise on and implement progressive ESG and sustainability programmes.

Leedham’s experience spans a range of sectors, including real estate, and she previously worked for Jaguar Land Rover, most recently as global head of environment and sustainability.

St Modwen outlined its responsible business commitments at the beginning of 2020. These included carbon, biodiversity and education targets and focus on six core areas with the intention of making a sustained difference to society and the environment, including a commitment to being operationally net carbon zero by 2025 and fully net carbon zero by 2040.